January 9, 2013
The draft of the 2013 Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan is available for public review and comment on the department's website, http://www.harfordcountymd.gov/planningzoning, and at the Department of Planning and Zoning office at 220 S. Main St. in Bel Air. The plan is an important step in helping Harford County become a truly multi-modal community by identifying needed facilities and presenting actions for implementation. It is also an important step in helping Harford County become a healthier community.
December 20, 2012
Baltimore has a shortage of good, small restaurants, the kind with 20 or 30 seats, where diners can have some intimacy. Restaurants, at least the ones I've been reviewing, have been getting bigger, brassier, louder. I'm not complaining. I've been having some great dinners in big and medium-size, crowded restaurants. A sweet, small new restaurant named Liv2Eat has opened in South Baltimore. I'll confess to hating the name on sight. I got over it, and I hope others do and give it a chance.
December 4, 2012
Making walking and bicycling regular modes of transportation for people in Harford County is a noble goal, and one that has some potential. It happens to be a goal of a County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan reviewed by the county's Environmental Advisory Board recently, but it could also be a goal another county advisory board, the one appointed to find ways to deal with weight problems that affect many of us to varying degrees. Advocating for walking and bicycling is a bit like advocating for losing weight and eating healthy: All are great ideas, and only a fool would advocate for fewer exercising opportunities, packing on the pounds and eating nothing but burgers, fries and ice cream.
November 12, 2012
A new restaurant named Live2eat has opened in the South Baltimore space that was formerly Bicycle and more recently Centro. Here's what Live2eat says about itself on its website: "Liv2eat utilizes traditional methods and techniques to best showcase available seasonal products each day. We feature seasonal entrees and salads as well as house pastas and bread. We care about where our food comes from and understand the importance of sustainability. The offerings change several times a year and are complimented by a varied wine and craft beer list.
October 23, 2012
The following is compiled from local police reports. Our policy is to include descriptions when there is enough information to make identification possible. If you have any information about these crimes, call the Wilkens Police Station at 410-887-0872. Bloomsbury Avenue, 400 block, Oct. 20, 9:30-10:30 p.m. Two juveniles were dragged into the woods after a football game by four classmates who exposed themselves and touched them inappropriately. Cherrydell Road, 100 block, Oct. 20, 4:00-6:20 p.m. TV, DVD player, jewelry and cash stolen from residence.
September 23, 2012
A group of 11 Baltimore women who set out Sept. 19 to ride their bicycles 365 miles across Maryland in five days arrived Sunday at Fort McHenry to the cheers of more than 100 family members and friends.. The participants are members of a group called Women Who STAND/Baltimore, formed about two years ago as part of the Baltimore-based global organization World Relief. The bicyclists raised nearly $40,000 through the event, called Ride 365, for organizations benefiting women and girls in Malawi and Cambodia.