BEL AIR — The Bel Air Downtown Alliance is pleased to announce the hiring of Christopher Pineda to the position of executive director. Pineda comes to the alliance from Dundalk Renaissance, a Baltimore County nonprofit in which he managed the Main Street program as well as Dundalk’s first in…

BEL AIR — With the heat index expected to exceed 105 degrees, the Harford County Department of Emergency Services, in cooperation with Harford County Public Library and the Harford County Health Department, will offer “cooling centers” at library branches from Wednesday, July 17, through Sun…

BEL AIR — Harford County honored 19 individuals who have improved the lives of local youth at the 2019 Champions for Children and Youth Awards held June 21 at Harford Community College’s Chesapeake Center in Bel Air. The awards, presented by the Harford County Department of Community Service…

BEL AIR — The Women’s Giving Circle of Harford County has awarded 13 grants in 2019, totaling $43,905. Over the past nine years, the Women’s Giving Circle has donated more than $353,000 to nonprofits serving women and children in Harford County.

BELCAMP — Harford County Public Library has added 50 Nature Backpacks to its collection. They are available at each library location for customers of all ages to explore the great outdoors.

On May 15, Harford Community College engineering students conducted a demonstration of two hurricane-resistant house scale models that they constructed for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

BEL AIR — The Glassman administration has launched a summer messaging campaign encouraging Harford County parents to talk to their children about substance use and mental health. This multi-media awareness campaign — “Harford Talks” — was developed by the Harford County Department of Communi…

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BEL AIR — Nearly 1,000 walkers raised $95,000 for Cancer LifeNet at the Sixth Annual Amanda Hichkad CCA Celebration Walk, held May 18 at The John Carroll School in Bel Air. The walk was presented by Klein’s ShopRite and organized by the Upper Chesapeake Health Foundation and its Chesapeake C…

BEL AIR — Nic Sheff, author, recovering addict and subject of the movie “Beautiful Boy,” will be the keynote speaker at Harford County’s 15th Annual Addiction and Recovery Symposium on Thursday, June 27, at Bel Air High School.

DARLINGTON — The reconstruction of Glen Cove Road Bridge between Franklin Church Road and Love Road in Darlington is complete and this section of Glen Cove Road is now open. The roadway over this bridge had been closed since Aug. 31 due to flood damage.

BEL AIR — More than 200 runners, walkers, sponsors and volunteers participated in the Sixth Annual Harford United Charities Barry Glassman 5K Run/Walk for Recovery on Saturday, May 18, at Harford Community College.

BEL AIR — Harford Transit LINK, the county’s bus transportation system, will offer free rides on all its fixed routes Thursday, June 20, to celebrate National Dump the Pump Day.

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 runs from June 1 to Nov. 30, with most hurricane-like weather seen in mid-August through late Oc…

DARLINGTON — Hosanna School Museum will hold its third annual Juneteenth celebration festival from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the museum, 2424 Castleton Road in Darlington.

MONKTON — Amateur painter and sculptor Harvey S. Ladew had a keen appreciation of art in many forms: painting, traditional sculpture, garden design and, of course, the art of topiary. Over the years, Ladew Topiary Gardens has welcomed local, national and international artists to the gardens …

BEL AIR — Harford Crisis Center, the first co-funded, public/private partnership in Maryland to offer 24/7 behavioral, mental health and addiction services, was named in honor of the Klein family at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on May 28. It will be known as The Klein Family Harford Crisis Center.

BEL AIR — Painted quilt patterns on barns and other rural buildings add beauty to the landscape, promoting agricultural preservation, agri-business and tourism. More than a baker’s dozen of these magnificent 8-foot quilts appear throughout Harford County, the newest of which was revealed May…

BEL AIR — Harford County Executive Barry Glassman signed legislation Wednesday, May 29, enacting the county’s fiscal year 2020 budget and issued the following statement:

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BELCAMP — Harford County Public Library received the first Excellence in Marketing Award from the Maryland Library Association at its annual conference May 3. The award was for the library’s “Come In, We’re Awesome” campaign and was selected for top honors among 32 entries submitted by publi…

BEL AIR — This summer, discover 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.

Harford Community College's 61st annual Commencement Ceremony will be held Thursday, May 23, at the APGFCU Arena. Doors open at 4 p.m. and the ceremony begins at 6 p.m.

 Traffic will be very busy around the college as students and visitors arrive and depart. Parking at the college will also…