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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Trish Heidenreich appointed to International Economic Development Council

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International Economic Development Council Announces the Appointment of New Board Member for 2021

Trish Heidenreich, CEcD to Begin Serving Tenure on IEDC Board of Directors in January

WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Nominations Committee of the International...

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Posted on: December 3, 2020

Free Parking

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Free parking at all on-street metered spaces from December 12, 2020 - January 2, 2021 is provided by the Town to help promote the overall economic development of businesses, shops and restaurants in the Bel Air downtown district this holiday season. In ad...

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Posted on: December 2, 2020

Christmas in Bel Air

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The Christmas in Bel Air website is designed to give you all the latest information about celebrating the holidays in Bel Air.  Explore Winter Wonderland featuring thousands of warm white lights throughout downtown, take in one ...

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Posted on: November 30, 2020

The Year of the Woman~ Judge Angela Eaves

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As the first African American and just the second woman appointed to the bench in Harford County, Angela Eaves served as an associate judge in the District Court of Maryland beginning in March 2000. In 2008, Judge Eaves was elevated to the Circuit Court a...

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Posted on: November 17, 2020

PUBLIC HEARING CONTINUED Charter Resolution 133-20 Annexation of Land on Catherine Street

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Public Notice

Charter Resolution 133-20

A Resolution to extend the Corporate Boundaries and to designate the Zoning Classification of the Land being Annexed.

In accordance with the Charter of the Town of Bel Air, Section 310, Article III, the following is a ...

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Posted on: October 27, 2020

The Year of the Woman~ Pota Ayres (Photo credit: Todd Holden)

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Bel Air’s Candy Kitchen was a Main Street mainstay from 1918 to 1990. Owner Pota Ayres worked 12 to 14 hours a day, cooking, serving and singlehandedly tossing out anyone she felt was disruptive or disorderly.

Pota Panagiotopoulos was born in a small villa...

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Bel Air News Flash
Posted on: October 19, 2020

The Year of the Woman~ Women of ABC

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From many vantage points, and for much of the year, something’s in bloom everywhere in the Town of Bel Air. 

At last count, there are 29 public flower gardens, an impressive inventory for a municipality that measures just 3.05 ...

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Posted on: October 5, 2020

Year of the Woman ~ Kayhla Hendren

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A life-long interest in police work, persistent investigative skills and dependable street smarts led Corporal Kayhla Hendren to become the first woman supervisor in Bel Air Police Department (BAPD) history, says Chief of Police Charles Moore.

“She is pass...

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Posted on: September 28, 2020

The Year of the Woman~Fran Johnson

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For Fran Johnson, a sense of community has always been the backbone of her mission.

When she founded Harford’s Heart magazine in 2004, she wasn't looking to make a fortune or start a publishing empire. Instead, Fran simply wanted to brin...

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Bel Air News Flash
Posted on: September 14, 2020

The Year of the Woman~ Carol Deibel

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By the 1990s, many were ready to declare downtown Bel Air a complete loss. Harford Mall and surrounding chain stores had lured people away for years. Neighbors no longer gathered for shopping, eating and gossip along Main and Bond streets. 

Carol ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

The Year of the Woman~ Mary Chance

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It’s the Year of the Woman in Bel Air

 Celebrating Mary Chance’s career of government service for Harford County residents 

“Doing good” is something that Town of Bel Air resident Mary Chance learned...

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Posted on: August 31, 2020

The Year of the Woman~ Mary Risteau

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It’s the Year of the Woman in Bel Air

Celebrating Mary Risteau, the first woman elected to the Maryland House of Delegates

Photo credit:  Historical Society of Harford County

In 1922, just two years after the 19th amendment empowered women...

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Posted on: August 24, 2020

The Year of the Woman~ Hannah Moore

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It’s the Year of the Woman in Bel Air

Celebrating Hannah Moore, an African American businesswoman who died as a millionaire 

~Kathi Santora, The Writing Studio

 

That Hannah Moore was a business owner, landlord, community icon and ...

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Posted on: August 19, 2020

The Year of the Woman 2020 in Bel Air ~ Kathi Santora (The Writing Studio)

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Women who have lived and/or worked in Bel Air include passionate community activists, beloved teachers, long-time volunteers, dedicated librarians, compassionate law enforcement officers, welcoming innkeepers and restaurant owners, trendy shopkeepers and ...

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Posted on: March 19, 2020

Our Restaurants Are Ready To Serve You!

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Our restaurants in the Town of Bel Air are open and ready to serve you! Our restaurant list shows who’s open for carry out, delivery, curbside pick-up and outdoor dining.

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