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Letter to The Aegis | December 3, 2013
Editor: On behalf of the Town of Bel Air and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, I would like to thank the citizens of greater Bel Air for their attendance and enthusiasm at [Sunday's] Bel Air Main Street Christmas Parade and Shamrock Park Celebration. The weather was a bit chilly, but that didn't matter because the very large and enthusiastic crowd gave true warmth and sunny happiness to the proceedings! I walked the route just behind the end of the parade and was particularly pleased to see so many children (and even pets!
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December 16, 2013
The Hampden Village Merchants Association made an expensive promotional float for the Mayor's Christmas Parade on Dec. 8, but when a snow storm canceled the parade, the float became moot and merchants were left out in the cold. On Friday, still bound and determined to get bang for their buck, association members staged a one-float parade up and down West 36th Street (The Avenue), Hampden's man commercial corridor. Two bicyclists, including newly named Merchant of the Year Will Bauer, aka Lou Catelli, pedaled laboriously to get the attached float rolling.
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December 8, 2002
Christmas parade to bring street closings today Several streets will close today for the mayor's Christmas parade in Hampden. The parade will begin at 2 p.m. and travel south on Falls Road from Cold Spring Lane to 36th Street, east on 36th Street to Chestnut Avenue and north on Chestnut Avenue to 37th Street. The Falls Road exit from the northbound Jones Falls Expressway will be closed from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Falls Road from Hillside Road to West 36th Street and 36th Street from Falls Road to Chestnut Avenue will be closed from 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. From noon until 5 p.m. there will be no parking along the parade route.
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By Julie Scharper, The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2013
Those sappy carols have it all wrong. "Let it Snow" and "White Christmas" and all the rest lead us to think snow makes this time of year more magical. But in reality, nothing messes up holiday plans in Baltimore like a good snowfall. Churches and schools postponed holiday concerts and plays after this week's double helping of snow. Luncheons and galas were rescheduled. Even the Mayor's Christmas Parade in Hampden was canceled Sunday for the first time in its 41-year history.
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December 4, 1998
The Mayor's Hampden Christmas Parade will be held from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, necessitating the closing of Falls Road between Cold Spring Lane and 36th Street.Sponsored by community associations and businesses in the Hampden-Medfield neighborhoods in North Baltimore, the parade will begin at the Poly-Western High School complex, proceed south on Falls Road and turn east on 36th Street before dispersing along Chestnut Avenue. Information: Kurt Kocher, Department of Public Works, 410-396-5198.
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By Arin Gencer and Arin Gencer,Sun Reporter | December 4, 2006
The weather outside was anything but frightful yesterday as Mayor Martin O'Malley wound his way through the Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods for the last time as the city's leader in the annual Mayor's Christmas Parade. Beneath blue, cool skies, hip-swiveling Elvises, Hula Hoop swirling Hons, a waving Santa and Mrs. Claus and leather-and-tinsel swathed Harley-Davidson bikers strolled, rode and cruised the 2 1/2 -mile route along Falls Road and The Avenue, or 36th Street. Community associations and businesses in the two neighborhoods started the parade more than three decades ago. For O'Malley, who became Maryland's governor-elect last month, the event marked a ride down memory lane.
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By Tom Pelton and Tom Pelton,SUN STAFF | December 9, 2002
As men sporting fezzes buzzed out unearthly Christmas carols with oboes, drums and gongs, and a 40-foot inflated toy soldier bobbed above the cheering crowd, the eight members of the "Hampden Hotties" marching team boogied down the street in red fishnet stockings. Thousands of spectators lined Falls Road and 36th Street yesterday for the 30th annual Baltimore Mayor's Christmas Parade in the Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods. Families set up folding chairs to watch Mayor Martin O'Malley, City Council President Sheila Dixon and others join an eclectic mix of floats, marching bands, firetrucks and vintage cars.
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By Jennifer McMenamin and Jennifer McMenamin,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2004
Susannah Bridget Siger, Oh, what a difference a year makes -- or at least the weather. Last December's low temperatures and early snowfall gave more of a North Pole than North Baltimore feel to the annual Mayor's Christmas Parade through the city's Hampden and Medfield neighborhoods, and it was about as populated. But yesterday's sunshine, combined with just enough chill in the air to justify wearing a woolly winter scarf, drew back to the parade route thousands of spectators and about 160 marching bands, floats and kitschy marchers who make the parade a hallmark of the holiday season.
NEWS
October 14, 2007
Basement Waterproofing Nationwide of Edgewood was recently given the Better Business Bureau of Greater Maryland's Torch Award for Outstanding Ethics in the Market Place for the second time. The company also recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. It won this award the first time in 1997. Stephen Taylor is chief executive officer of the business, which has nearly 100 employees. Christmas parade participants sought The Bel Air Economic and Community Development Commission is soliciting participants for the town's 2007 Christmas parade, set for Dec. 2. Floats, mobile units, antique cars, marching units and color guards are among the entrants sought.
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August 26, 2007
WebAdvantage.net, a search marketing and online advertising agency, has announced the promotion of David Cease to director of agency operations. As part of the company's management team, he will supervise internal operations, manage client project initiatives and serve as internal and external liaison for business operations and personnel issues. Cease joined WebAdvantage.net in 2005. Christmas parade participants sought The Bel Air Economic and Community Development Commission is soliciting participants for the town's 2007 Christmas Parade, scheduled for Dec. 2. Examples of possible entries are floats, antique cars, marching units and color guards.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | December 3, 2013
'Tis the season when all  attention turns toward Christmas - Santa Claus, trees, baking. Dozens of activities are scheduled throughout Harford County, and some of the biggest are back this year. The Town of Bel Air started things off with its parade Sunday. That first Sunday in December event will be followed by this weekend's festivities in Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and northern Harford County. In two weeks, the town of Perryville will usher in Christmas, lighting its own tree.
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Letter to The Aegis | December 3, 2013
Editor: On behalf of the Town of Bel Air and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, I would like to thank the citizens of greater Bel Air for their attendance and enthusiasm at [Sunday's] Bel Air Main Street Christmas Parade and Shamrock Park Celebration. The weather was a bit chilly, but that didn't matter because the very large and enthusiastic crowd gave true warmth and sunny happiness to the proceedings! I walked the route just behind the end of the parade and was particularly pleased to see so many children (and even pets!
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By Benn Ray, benn@atomicbooks.com | December 2, 2013
'Tis holiday season in Baltimore's most holiday-happy neighborhood! Walking the Avenue (West 36th Street) at this time of year is especially magical. Sidewalks are filled with shoppers who appreciate and value small, locally-owned businesses. Light poles and storefronts are decorated with lights, shiny bulbs and tinsel. Is there really any place better to be than Hampden? Careful how you answer that, because I am fully prepared to debate anyone who answers that question "yes. " The most immediate excuse to come to Hampden is for the 41st Annual Mayor's Christmas Parade, Sunday, Dec. 8 at 1 p.m..
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 30, 2013
The Town of Bel Air kicks off the Christmas holiday season this weekend with the annual Festival of Trees and the town parade and tree lighting ceremony. Don't forget to visit the Festival of Trees at the Bel Air Reckord Armory, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, $6 for adults, free for children 12 and under. Decorated trees, wreaths will sold by silent auction and there will be vendors, fresh greens, bake table, children's crafts and activities and entertainment.
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December 8, 2012
Havre de Grace rang in the Christmas season Friday night during its First Fridays and annual Christmas parade and tree-lighting downtown. It kicked off a weekend of holiday activities in Havre de Grace. Santa arrived at the end of the parade and helped light the city's Christmas tree. Candlelight tour From 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, the public can tour Havre de Grace homes, churches and businesses decorated for the holidays on the popular Candlelight Tour. The tour starts at the Susquehanna Museum at the Lock House at 817 Conesteo St. Tickets are $15 per person and before Sunday can be purchased at the Lock House Museum, from Lock House board members, the Havre de Grace Visitors Center, the Decoy Museum, Java by the Bay in Havre de Grace, the Leisure Travel Office at Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Johnson Family Pharmacy in Aberdeen and Preston's Stationery in Bel Air. And don't forget, on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. the Lock House Ladies will hold their annual Christmas Boutique at the museum.
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November 29, 2012
Santa and Mrs. Claus will help Bel Air open the final rush to Christmas as the featured guests in the town's 23rd annual Christmas Parade. The holiday parade and Christmas tree lighting will be held from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2, in Downtown Bel Air. It all starts with a concert on Main Street by the Patrick Redmond Band on Main Street. The parade, which goes from Churchville Road to Lee Street, begins at 3:30 p.m. with marching bands from Bel Air, C. Milton Wright, John Carroll, Joppatowne, Patterson Mill, Fallston and Edgewood high schools performing.
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By SUN RESEARCHER SHELIA JACKSON | December 18, 2005
1947: Christmas parade Twenty-five hundred Carroll County youngsters descended upon Westminster to march in a parade with Santa Claus on Dec. 23, 1947. After the parade was over, Santa and the children gathered before a spruce tree at Gettysburg and Emmitsburg highways. Toys, candy and fruit were distributed to children under 12. The festivities were a postwar revival of Carroll's traditional Community Christmas Treat. [ The Evening Sun, Dec. 23, 1947. Compiled by Sun researcher Shelia Jackson]
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November 19, 2006
Holiday outings -- Waiting for Santa to appear at the end of the Christmas parade, shopping for the perfect Christmas tree or gathering the family together for the lighting of the menorah. We want to hear about the traditions you and your family keep on the weekends leading to the winter holidays. If you have a favorite place or activity, let us know. Write to Liz Atwood, features department, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St. 21278 or send e-mail to sun.features@baltsun.com by Dec. 1. Please put "Holiday Plans" in the subject line.
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November 18, 2011
Look around! Christmas has come to Hampden once again. As if it wouldn't. As if you could miss if it you wanted to. But if I may speak frankly for just a moment (and really, would you be reading this column if I didn't speak frankly?), of all the great neighborhoods in our city, Hampden by far is the most Christmasey. Don't get me wrong, other neighborhoods display really nice holiday spirit, but no one can touch the holiday cheer that Hampden puts on display. Aside from the Miracle on 34th Street, we also have the Mayor's Christmas Parade.
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By Tricia Bishop and Tricia Bishop , tricia.bishop@baltsun.com | December 7, 2009
This may be the season of good cheer, but some plainly weren't feeling it toward Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon on Sunday as she rode in the traditional Mayor's Christmas Parade. Thousands of Baltimore residents lined Falls Road and 36th Street, and hundreds of them loudly showed Dixon exactly how they felt about last week's jury verdict finding her guilty of spending $530 worth of gift cards meant for the poor on herself. Some greeted her warmly, in a spirit of forgiveness, though many were a little Grinchier - a few perhaps emboldened by beer and the safety of numbers.
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