BEL AIR — Small businesses create jobs and boost local economies. Nov. 30 is the 10th annual Small Business Saturday, a national appeal for holiday shoppers to “shop small” at local businesses.

BEL AIR — A statue of a child reading was donated to Harford County Public Library by the family of Joyce Bonsell. Bonsell, who died earlier this year, was a longtime supporter of the library. The statue is located in the Children’s Department of the Bel Air Library.

BEL AIR — The Harford County Department of Community Services has compiled its annual list of nonprofits seeking volunteers and donations to help local citizens in need. The “Volunteer Harford” page published on the county website offers activities for individuals, civic organizations and bu…

Looking for ways to celebrate during this holiday season? Harford Community College is offering a number of performances and classes to help put you in the right mood for the most wonderful time of the year.

Harford County Public Schools has released the 2020 Teacher of the Year application, now available on www.hcps.org. This year will mark the 26th anniversary of the HCPS Teacher of the Year program and annual banquet — an event entirely funded by community donations that provides one tangible…

ABINGDON — Harford County Public Library Foundation’s 15th annual gala, “Zilla: An Evening in the Stacks — The King of the Galas,” raised more than $100,000 the evening of Nov. 2 at the recently renovated and reopened Abingdon Library.

BEL AIR — The Federal Trade Commission reports that fraudulent telemarketers direct up to 80% of their calls to seniors. To protect seniors and their families, Harford County will participate in International Fraud Awareness Week, Nov. 17-23.

MONKTON — Ladew Gardens will celebrate Christmas in seasonal resplendence as local floral designers and garden clubs are invited to decorate the rooms of the circa 1747 Manor House, adorning the walls, tabletops and fireplace mantels in festive holiday splendor.

The Bel Air Downtown Alliance, Greater Bel Air Community Foundation and Town of Bel Air are excited to transform downtown Bel Air into a Winter Wonderland this holiday season. The project is an initiative to decorate Bel Air’s Armory Park with holiday décor and bring visitors to Main Street.

Healthy Harford/Healthy Cecil Inc., a collaborative partnership dedicated to the health and wellness of the northern Chesapeake community, received a Harford Award in the nonprofit category from the Harford County Chamber of Commerce on Oct. 17.

BEL AIR — “The Stealing of the Wyeth Paintings” will be the topic of award-winning author and newspaper reporter Bruce E. Mowday’s talk from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, at the Bel Air Library, 100 East Pennsylvania Ave., Bel Air. The event is supported by the Bel Air Friends of HCP…

BEL AIR — Celebrating those who defend our nation, Harford County will host a resource fair for veterans, active duty military and their families from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the Bel Air Armory.

A variety of unique live auction packages will be presented at the 15th Annual Gala — Zilla: An Evening in the Stacks — on Saturday, Nov. 2, to benefit Harford County Public Library.

Join the ranks of more than 1,000 Harford County leaders from business and industry, education, nonprofit, government and civic organizations who have graduated from the Harford Leadership Academy, co-sponsored by Harford Community College and the Harford County Chamber of Commerce.

FALLSTON — Homeless animals with traumatic injuries or illnesses that require expensive surgeries, life-saving medications or rehabilitation are the focus of the Second Chance Soiree, sponsored by Window World of Harford County.

HUNT VALLEY — Staff and volunteers of Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna came together with Bank of America – Greater Maryland employees and volunteers for a panel build on Tuesday, Oct. 8, in Hunt Valley during Global Build Week.

BEL AIR — Celebrating the employment of citizens with disabilities, Harford County’s Department of Community Services’ Office of Disability Services and Commission on Disabilities honored several individuals and organizations on Oct. 16 at their annual Employment Recognition Luncheon.

The Harford County Public Schools Parent Academy, in partnership with the Harford County Sheriff’s Office, will present Safe Schools Promote Students’ Success from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 23, at Harford Technical High School.

BEL AIR — Tragedies in the news are a powerful reminder that emergencies can happen anywhere at any time. Find out what you need to know to protect yourself and your loved ones in a range of hazardous situations. Registration is now open for Harford County’s free “Prepare Because You Care” e…

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