April 13, 2003
Harford County's schedule for starting public discussions of land-use planning has come under criticism from the Jewish community for setting meetings on Jewish holy days. Stuart Jay Robinson, president of the Jewish Council of Harford County, said that two of the four kickoff meetings presented conflicts: The meeting Wednesday at Joppatowne High School coincides with the start of Passover and the meeting April 23 at Bel Air High School coincides with the last day of Passover. Robinson asked that the two meetings be rescheduled or that additional dates be offered to allow for Jewish participation.
July 19, 1996
The explosion that obliterated a Trans World Airlines jet over Long Island, N.Y., Wednesday took the lives of at least four Marylanders as well as a highly regarded composer who graduated from the Peabody Institute in Baltimore.Relatives and friends confirmed that Bel Air resident Paula Carven, 42; her 9-year-old son, Jay; James Hurd III, 29, the manager of a family automotive shop in Glen Burnie; and 28-year-old Pamela Crandell, a first-grade teacher in Crownsville were among the 230 aboard the TWA flight.
August 18, 1991
The Peabody Ragtime Ensemble will perform today and next Sunday.Today's concert takes place 7 p.m. in the band shell on the grounds of the Bel Air Town Hall. The free event is sponsored by the Bel Air Recreation Committee.In case of rain, the performance takes place at Bel Air High School.The ensemble will present another outdoor concert 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, in the Great Bowl at Ladew Topiary Gardens, 3535 Jarrettsville Pike, in Monkton.Tickets, on sale at the gardens the day ofthe concert only, include admission to the concert as well as the 22acres of gardens.
March 10, 2005
On March 8, 2005. JAMES ROBERT "Jim" WHITEHURST, of Bel Air, MD. Husband of the late Harriett C. Whitehurst. Father of James P. Whitehurst and his wife, Karen, and Kristin E. Whitehurst and her husband Todd Keenan. Brother of the late D. Keith Whitehurst, and brother-in-law of Shirley M. Whitehurst. Also survived by grandchildren James J. Whitehurst, Jonathan A. Keenan, Katherine E. Keenan, and many nieces and nephews; and a friend, Patti Brazier, of Fallston. A Memorial Celebration will be held at Bel Air United Methodist Church of Bel Air on Friday, March 11, 2005 at 3 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to The Jim Whitehurst Athletic Scholarship Fund, c/o Bel Air High School, 100 Heighe Street, Bel Air, MD 21014; or, The Camp Shohola Scholarship Fund, c/o Marc Roth, 43 Hickory Lane, Doylestown, PA 18901.
December 31, 2007
On December 28, 2007, MATT "Hank" RUTHERFORD of Bel Air, MD, beloved son of Kevin Wade Rutherford and Mary Michele "Chele" Schirmer, loving brother of Andrew T. Rutherford. Also survived by grandparents, Margarette L. Rutherford, Claudette Keeney and David L. Brown. Services will be held on Thursday January 3, 2008 at 10A.M., in the Cook Auditorium at Mountain Christian Church in Joppa, MD. Interment will be in Bel Air Memorial Gardens, in Bel Air, MD. Friends may call at the church on Wednesday January 2, 2008 from 6 to 9 P.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Matt "Hank" Rutherford to the Bel Air High School Athletic Department, 100 Heighe St., Bel Air, MD 21014.
July 1, 2006
Mary Elizabeth Sudbrink, a retired Harford County educator and former Bel Air resident, died Sunday at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque of injuries she suffered in an April automobile accident. She was 68. Mary Elizabeth Wimmer was born in Baltimore and raised in Joppa. She was a 1955 graduate of Bel Air High School. In 1959, she earned a bachelor's degree in education from what is now Towson University. She returned to Towson to earn a master's degree in writing in 1991.