Harford County Public Schools, the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and the Harford County Child Advocacy Center have collaborated to launch a Handle With Care pilot program in the Jopppatowne area for the 2018-19 school year.

BEL AIR — Following a successful launch in June, Choose Civility Harford County has announced a series of community activities and opportunities for individuals and local organizations to join the campaign promoting respect, empathy and tolerance countywide. Planned events include a free out…

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BELCAMP — Several STREAM (science, technology, reading, engineering, arts and math) programs will be offered as part of Harford County Public Library’s Summer Reading Challenge for children and teens in July and August.

BEL AIR — Back by popular demand, Harford County will host a poker run on Saturday, July 14, as part of its award-winning Harford Streams Summer Adventure program to raise awareness and support for protecting local waterways.

ABINGDON — The Daniel Bennett Group, voted "Best New Jazz Group" in the New York City Hot House Jazz Awards, will perform a free outdoor concert at the Abingdon Library from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8. The concert is part of Choose Civility Harford County.

FALLSTON — Coming off the success of a united effort last July between 16 Maryland animal shelters when 2,395 homeless cats and kittens found forever homes, the Humane Society of Harford County has once again teamed up with shelters across the state for the second annual Maryland 2,000: Savi…

DARLINGTON — Nearly 1,000 visitors, almost double that of last year, attended Hosanna School Museum’s second annual Juneteenth celebration festival, held June 23 at the museum in Darlington.

ABERDEEN — Baltimore Orioles pitcher Chris Tillman made his first of several rehab starts Wednesday when he pitched two innings for the short-season A Aberdeen IronBirds. The right-handed pitcher struggled to find his control, giving up three earned runs and throwing 43 pitches.

BEL AIR — Hurricanes can produce destructive winds over 150 miles per hour, flooding from torrential rain, devastating high tides and even tornadoes. The hurricane season affecting Harford County began June 1 and runs to Nov. 30, with most hurricane-like weather seen in mid-August through la…

The May 2018 Nursing Class Pinning Ceremony for Harford Community College’s associate degree nursing graduates was held in the Amoss Center on May 22. The event was hosted by the college’s Division of Nursing and Allied Health Professions with Dean Laura Cianelli Preston, faculty and staff.

On Thursday, May 17, Havre de Grace’s Cultural Center at the Opera House was presented with a Best of Maryland Preservation Award by Preservation Maryland at the historic Star-Spangled Banner Flag House in Baltimore City. The event was attended by more than 200 preservationists, community le…

Hosanna School Museum will hold its second annual Juneteenth celebration festival from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 23, at the museum, 2424 Castleton Road in Darlington. The festival is free and open to the public. It will take place rain or shine.

Harford Transit LINK bus operator Dave Hall won first place among nearly 40 drivers at the Transportation Association of Maryland’s “Roadeo” competition held April 21 at the Dorsey MARC Train Station in Hanover. The annual statewide event is a test of safety and driving skills for profession…

BEL AIR — While Harford Community College celebrated its 60th anniversary during this academic year with many events and activities, it’s the accomplishments and honors received by students, faculty and staff that demonstrate why the college is the anchor institution for higher education in …

On May 2, students from Edgewood Middle School and Magnolia Middle School traveled to the Statewide Watershed Summit in Annapolis to present their stream monitoring results and action projects — months in the making — to local policy makers to advocate for the importance of stream and Chesap…

BEL AIR — Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna participated in the 11th annual National Women Build Week on May 5-12, hosted by Habitat for Humanity and Lowe’s. This is an event where thousands of women volunteers and Habitat homeowners nationwide unite to build up their communities while gainin…

More than $100,000 was raised for Cancer LifeNet at the Fifth Annual Amanda Hichkad CCA Celebration Walk, held May 12 at The John Carroll School in Bel Air. More than 50 teams and 1,000 participants walked three laps around the perimeter of the school’s stadium fields to complete the one-mile walk.

This summer, explore the natural beauty of Harford County streams, take selfies at your favorite locations and win prizes in Harford Streams Summer Adventure, a program from the Harford County Department of Public Works’ Office of Watershed Protection and Restoration.

The Humane Society of Harford County will host a Pup Crawl on Saturday, June 9, along historic Main Street in downtown Bel Air to raise funds and awareness for thousands of homeless animals it shelters each year.

Gardens de Grace’s 12th Annual Secret Garden Tour & Garden Mart will be held this Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20.

County Executive Barry Glassman welcomed area officials Saturday, May 5, for a ceremonial ribbon-cutting at Harford County’s new Agricultural Center, located at 3525 Conowingo Road in Street.

BEL AIR — Harford County will permanently protect 2,425 acres of farmland from development under a series of bills introduced to the County Council on Tuesday at the request of County Executive Barry Glassman. If approved, the legislation would allow the county to execute contracts eliminati…

The Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education recently announced that four Harford County public schools have achieved Green School recognition.

The Board of Education of Harford County conducted the second round of interviews on May 5 with four candidates for Superintendent of Schools. Based on those interviews, the board selected two candidates to move forward as finalists.