September 23, 1990
Nearly 20,000 people lined the streets of Bel Air Sept. 15 to watch the parade celebrating the centennial of the Bel Air Volunteer Fire Co.The parade, which lasted about two hours, featured performances by 16 marching bands, the Mummers from Philadelphia and the Colts Marching Band.The parade started on Lee Street and followed Bond Street to the Bel Air High School complex.Meanwhile, a flea market tempted festival-goers with fire company collectibles and memorabilia like shirts, key chains.
May 19, 2003
Charles R. Daneker, a retired executive of the Daneker Clock Co., died of heart failure Thursday at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Palm Beach, Fla. He was 92. Mr. Daneker, who was known as "Brod," was born and raised in Bel Air. After graduating from Bel Air High School, he earned his bachelor's degree in 1936 from Western Maryland College, now McDaniel College. He was commander of a Civilian Conservation Corps camp on the Eastern Shore before enlisting in the Army, where he served in the infantry.
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.
August 12, 2009
Mary Louise Boniface, the matriarch of a Maryland family whose horse-breeding successes included a winner of the Preakness Stakes, died Sunday at the Glen Meadows Retirement Community in Glen Arm. She suffered a fall late last year and never recovered. She was 91. Born Mary Louise Anderson in Bel Air and raised on its Main Street, she attended St. Margaret's Parochial School and was a 1936 Bel Air High School graduate. She took courses at the Eaton-Burnett Business School and became a medical secretary.
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.
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.