Friday, December 28, 2012
Harford County's Bicycle and Pedestrian master plan will be up for review in January.
Harford County residents will have an opportunity to chime in on a new master plan for bicycling and pedestrian travel early in 2013. The county announced in a statement Friday that the plan will be up for public review in early January. The plan will be made available online. For more information on the steps leading up to the plan's development, read here. The statement noted that the master plan "is an important step in helping Harford County become a truly multi-modal community by identifying needed facilities and presenting actions for implementation." The statement went on to say the plan would make for "a healthier community." An open house will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Jan. 16 in the second floor conference room at the …
Walmart is a contentious issue in Bel Air.
Controversy surrounding a proposed Bel Air Walmart began in 2011 when potential plans for a Route 924 and Plumtree Road location first came to the public's attention. Some members of the community have voiced their disapproval of Walmart's proposed move from Abingdon to the Bel Air location both verbally and in writing. There are also some who are pleased about the change. Waltraut Neutze, who has lived in Bel Air for a quarter of a century, and is among those in favor of the proposed Walmart superstore. You can find Neutze's letter in full here: Dear Editor, I am a Harford County resident and have lived in Bel Air for over 25 years. During that time I've seen many changes to the community. Most for the better. When I moved here, Rt. 24 …
Two to four inches of snow may fall in Harford County on Dec. 29.
Bel Air will get another round of snow before the new year begins, according to the National Weather Service. Snow will start falling overnight Friday through late Saturday afternoon in Harford County, according to the National Weather Service forecast. Approximately 2 to 4 inches will accumulate, the report said. The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the Baltimore-Washington area—including Harford, northern Baltimore, Carroll and Frederick—from 3 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. A winter weather advisory means that snow-covered roads and limited visibilities may make travel difficult. Travel conditions Friday evening through Saturday will be "hazardous," the National Weather Service reported.
Thursday, December 27, 2012
State officials released tips for avoiding cold-related illnesses, following a hypothermia-related death in Frederick County earlier this month.
State health officials on Thursday confirmed Maryland's first hypothermia-related death of the winter, and took the opportunity to remind residents how to protect themselves. State officials said the death of a Frederick County man aged 65 or older was confirmed sometime between Dec. 18 and 24. The release said no further information on the man would be released for privacy reasons. By this time in 2011, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in the Thursday release from state officials, Maryland had recorded one hypothermia-related death, and 15 for all of last winter. Though hypothermia is commonly associated with cold weather, it actually occurs when the body's temperature drops below 95 degrees. Frostbite occurs when …
Police have released the attached composite sketch of a man they believe broke into a Fallston home.
A Fallston home was burglarized and police suspect the victim may have had a casual conversation with the culprit immediately after he committed the crime. Around 3 p.m. Dec. 15 a woman returned to her home in the 1300 block of Fallston Road, according to a release from the Harford County Sheriff's Office. At the same time, a man walked from behind her home and asked her about a vehicle on her property that was advertised for sale, the release states. After a conversation, the man walked away. When the woman went inside her house, she realized her home had been burglarized and she called police, the release states. The man is described as between 35 and 40 years old, between 5 feet, 11 inches and 6 feet tall with a thin build, dark red …
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Find the links to Harford County area funeral homes.
Here are links to obituaries for the communities of Aberdeen, Bel Air and Havre de Grace and our neighbors around Harford County, as posted by local funeral homes: William C. Brown Community Funeral Home (Aberdeen) Evans Funeral Chapel (Parkville) Harkins Funeral Home (Delta, PA) Kurtz Funeral Home (Jarrettsville) McComas Funeral Home (Bel Air) Lee A. Patterson & Son Funeral Home (Perryville) Schimunek Funeral Home (Bel Air) Lisa Scott Funeral Home (Havre de Grace) Tarring-Cargo Funeral Home (Aberdeen) Zellman Funeral Home (Havre de Grace)
One of the first snows of the season hit Harford when schools weren't in session.
While Harford County didn't quite have a "White Christmas," snow steadily fell both the day before and the day after. Whether you celebrate the holiday or not, you're sure to notice the coat of snow on the ground. Did you happen to snap a picture of a snow-covered scene? Share it with your neighbors by clicking the "Upload Photos and Videos" button.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The new eatery opened for business Dec. 17.
Newly opened Noodles & Company was packed Thursday afternoon with hungry customers of all ages. The business opened Monday to an eager clientele. You tell us: Have you been to this new Bel Air food spot? What did you think? What's your favorite Noodles & Company dish? Leave a comment.
Walmart is a contentious issue in Bel Air.
Controversy surrounding a proposed Bel Air Walmart began in 2011 when potential plans for a Route 924 and Plumtree Road location first came to the public's attention. Some members of the community have voiced their disapproval of Walmart's proposed move from Abingdon to the Bel Air location both verbally and in writing. There are also some who are pleased about the change. Elizabeth Cox, who lives in the Bright Oaks neighborhood not far from the proposed Walmart site, submitted a letter to the editor outlining her support of the new Walmart. "I am a single mother, who cannot afford shopping in the higher-end stores. I work very long hours and will greatly benefit by having a Super Center that not only offers me everything I could need at …
The vigil took place in Shamrock Park.
Twenty-six candles representing the 26 victims of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary fed the flames of man during the vigil in Bel Air Wednesday night. See the attached video. The names of the victims were read aloud during the service and are as follows: