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SPECIAL POINTS OF INTEREST:
• Upcoming Events in Aberdeen • 2010 Storybook Christmas Parade winners

2010 Storybook Christmas Parade Winners Walking, Floats & Windows
YOUTH CATEGORY STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS– FLOAT, 1st PLACE CUB SCOUT PACK 820– FLOAT, 2nd PLACE CUB SCOUT PACK 961– WINDOW, 1st PLACE & FLOAT, 3rd PLACE HARFORD YOUNG MARINES– FLOAT, 3rd PLACE GIRL SCOUT COMMUNITY 76– WALKING, 2nd PLACE HAVRE DE GRACE REC CHEERLEADERS– WALKING, 3rd PLACE KARING FOR KIDS LEARNING CENTER– WALKING, 1st PLACE & WINDOWS, 3rd PLACE GIRL SCOUT TROOPS 909 & 1993– WINDOWS, 3rd PLACE GEORGE LISBY HILLSDALE ELEM– WINDOWS, 2nd PLACE ADULT CATEGORY
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Upcoming Home of Opportunity

A GRAYHOUNDS WISH– WALKING, 1st PLACE ABERDEEN LIONESS LIONS– WALKING, 2nd PLACE ABERDEEN LIONS– WALKING, 3rd PLACE THE KRUEGER FAMILY– WINDOW, 1st PLACE ABERDEEN ROOM– WINDOW, 2nd PLACE ABERDEEN HERITAGE TRUST– WINDOW, 3rd PLACE YOUTH/ADULT CATEGORY ABERDEEN MOOSE– FLOAT, 1st PLACE ST PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH– FLOAT, 2nd PLACE BUSINESS CATEGORY SCOOPS CORNER CAFÉ & DELI– WINDOW, 1st PLACE HARFORD ACUPUTURE– WINDOW, 2nd PLACE

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Snow Removal 2011 Holiday Schedule

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Up Coming Events
Bible Baptist Church Mission Emphasis Sunday evenings at 6:00 p.m. January 23rd until February 27th Location: 41 Mitchell Avenue Streaming live via the internet will Missionaries from around the world. For more information call (410)272-0686 Bible Baptist Church Welcoming of Evangelist Buddy Blunkhall and family February 6th Evangelist Buddy Blunkhall and family will be joining the congregation during both AM and PM services. Location: 14 Mitchell Avenue For more information call (410)272-0686 2011 Historical DVD/Lecture Series January 20th the Aberdeen Heritage Trust is showing lecture series which are held in Aberdeen City Hall Council Chambers. This months lecture series is World War II P-51 Fighter Pilot with speaker BG ® Victor F. Kilkowski. Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m. Location: 60 North Parke Street, City Council Chambers Admission is free and light refreshments will be served.
Chamber Luncheon Date: January 18th Time: 11:30 a.m. Location: Aberdeen Holiday Inn Call (410) 272-2580 for more information Networking/Happy Hour Date: January 27th Time: 5p.m.-8p.m. Location: Aberdeen Holiday Inn Cost: $5.00 Call (410) 272-2580 to RSVP by January 21 Applebee’s Applebee’s Flapjack Fundraiser Breakfast to support Aberdeen Junior Wrestling $7 per person. Kids 10 and under $5 Sunday January 2, 2011 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Applebee’s Neighborhood Bar and Grill, 991 Beards Hill Road

Have older clothing or toys that you need to get rid of? Call Purple Heart and donate them! Call (410)789-7692 or visit them online at
www.purpleheartpickup.org

The City of Aberdeen is now on Facebook! Check us out for daily posts and upcoming events.

Remember the City Accepts Christmas Trees
Just a reminder that Christmas trees can be hauled away with your yard waste. For zones one and two, yard waste is picked up on the first and third Friday of the month. For zones three and four, yard waste is picked up on the second and forth Friday of the month.

Harford Family House is looking for volunteers to help with their Spring Fling Bull Roast, scheduled for April 15th and Harford’s Most Beautiful Baby Contest to benefit HFH and SARC. To learn more about serving on an event committee call Joyce Duffy or Mary Barry at (410) 273-6700. Volunteering for events is a great and fun way to support Harford Family House and the homeless families we serve.
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The City of Aberdeen has launched a new logo entitled “Aberdeen, Home of Opportunity”. This logo will be used on most City correspondence and with most City signage, but will not replace the official City Seal. The new logo did not just appear by accident, its development was very carefully thought out. Mayor Bennett and the City’s Economic Development Commission collaborated over a year ago to develop a new logo that would hopefully capture the essence of the Aberdeen and encourage investment in our City. A group of citizens and businesspersons met on several Saturday mornings to identify what they wanted to portray via a new logo. These sessions were facilitated by local businessperson and EDC Member, Matt Christ of Brand3Design. The group explored multiple concepts and many designs, but ultimately agreed on what is now the new logo. It was important that in spite of all of the growth potential due to BRAC that we never forget that Aberdeen is home to approximately 14,000 people. Hence the “Home” as a key part of the tag line. The group also wanted to show that Aberdeen is encouraging investment in our City which also is reflected in the tag line. And, it’s no accident that the colors chosen are those of the AHS Eagles. We hope that you like the new logo and enjoy seeing it pop up all over town.

Meet the Council Members of The City of Aberdeen!
Councilwoman Ruth Ann Young resides in Aberdeen with her husband, William. They have been married for forty-five years and have a daughter, Elisabeth. Councilwoman Young graduated from Lycoming College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Johns Hopkins University with a Master’s Degree in Counseling, and received a Certificate of Advanced Study in Counseling and Therapy from Johns Hopkins University in 1990. Her career includes two years as a teacher at Campbell Central School in Campbell, New York, four years as a teacher in the Harford County Public Schools, as well as twenty-seven years as a guidance counselor in the Harford County Public Schools before retiring in 2000. She has been recognized by Who’s Who in the East (1979-1980), Who’s Who among Human Services Professionals (1986-1987), and the Army Communities Excellence (ACOE) Award (1996). She has been a member of the Harford County Citizen Advisory Budget Committee (2005-2007), Blue Ribbon Annex Committee (2007), APG Restoration Board (2002 to present), Aberdeen Lion’s Club, and Harbor of Grace Chapter Daughter’s of the American Revolution. She is serving as council liaison for the Appearance and Preservation Committee. January 10, 2011 January 31, 2011 February 14, 2011 February 28, 2011 March 14, 2011 March 28, 2011 Aberdeen Council Meeting Schedule for 2011 April 11, 2011 July 11, 2011 April 25, 2011 July 25, 2011 May 09, 2011 August 08, 2011 May 23, 2011 August 22, 2011 June 06, 2011 September 12, 2011 June 20, 2011 September 26, 2011 October 10, 2011 October 24, 2011 November 14, 2011 November 28, 2011 December 12, 2011

Energy Efficient Home Improvement Grant
The City of Aberdeen has been awarded a grant from Maryland Energy Administration . The Empower Clean Energy Communities Grant is looking to provide energy efficient homes to low-to-moderate families in Aberdeen. The City is current looking for 5-7 families to participate in this wonderful grant opportunity. The City will provide a home audit with an Energy Start Contractor to evaluate the needs of the home and install cost efficient upgrades. The grant maximum is $5,000, per home. Proof of income is required. Applications will be made available at the end of January 2011. The goal of this program is to reduce energy use in homes. By reducing the amount of energy used in a home, the homeowner should see a reduction in monthly expenses as well. The program is a six month grant,, that will track the homeowner energy reduction. The homeowner will provide monthly BGE bills to the City to track these findings. If interest please contact Grant Coordinator Kate Autry at kautry@aberdeen-md.org . For more information stop by City Hall.

Snow Removal
Now that we are into the winter months we can expect snow storms and hopefully not a repeat of last year. When it does snow the City’s Department of Public Works has the job of clearing snow from the streets. This is no small task since there are approximately 72 miles of streets in the City limits and plowing takes several passes on each street to clear completely. The City only has limited storage space for road salt so only hills, curves and intersections are salted. The main streets are opened first and curb to curb plowing happens as time permits. Contrary to popular belief, we do not plow snow into driveways on purpose. You can assist our crews by parking vehicles in driveways and off the street where possible. Courts and dead end streets are of particular importance because of limited space to plow the snow into and for turning of the trucks. Please have patience as we work to clear the streets with limited snow removal equipment and manpower.

2011 City of Aberdeen Holiday Schedule
Monday, January 17, 2011– Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, February 21, 2011– Presidents Day Friday, April 22, 2011– Good Friday Monday, May 30, 2011– Memorial Day Monday, July 4, 2011– Independence Day Monday, September 5, 2011– Labor Day Friday, November 11, 2011– Veterans Day Thursday, November 24, 2011 Thanksgiving Day Friday, November 25, 2011– Day after Thanksgiving Monday, December 26, 2011– Christmas Monday, January 2, 2012– New Years

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