June 7, 2012
Starting with this year's celebration, Bel Air's annual July 4th parade will follow Main Street from beginning to end, taking a slightly different route than past years, the Bel Air Independence Day Committee confirmed Thursday. In a news release, the committee said it is confident that the alteration is a "win-win-win" situation - better for the spectators, better for the parade participants and better for the volunteer staff running the parade. The parade will step off as usual at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, July 4, at the intersection of Gordon and North Main streets, in front of the Harford County Historical Society building (the old Post Office)
April 10, 2012
The Bel Air Independence Day Committee is looking for floats, marching units, performers, antique cars, hot rods, commercial units, animal acts and more for the traditional Bel Air 4th of July parade, scheduled for Wed., July 4 at 6 p.m. in downtown Bel Air. "We've already gotten several terrific applications," Parade Chairman Michael Blum, who is running his 20th consecutive parade this year, said in a press release. "They include two floats and a musical marching unit, but of course it's only the beginning," Blum added.
July 28, 2011
Happy belated anniversary wishes to Tony and Beverly Brulinski of Perring Park, who celebrated their 41st year of wedded bliss on the Fourth of July. The 9:00 Mass at St. Isaac Jogues Church on Independence Day is always a special liturgy, with parishioners gathering in the vestibule afterwards for coffee and munchkins. Pastor Marty Hammond co-celebrated this holiday Mass with Father Steve Watson , a Carmelite priest who grew up in Carney and graduated from Parkville High.
July 5, 2011
This July 4th finds us with servicemen and women celebrating Independence Day in other countries, carrying with them the creed that all men and women are created equal and endowed with the inalienable rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Recently, President Barack Obama announced a drawback of our troops in Afghanistan. Some of those troops will continue with their military careers, while others will transition to civilian life as veterans. I urge Marylanders to be proactive in welcoming home newly-returned veterans and to participate in helping them to transition and readjust to civilian life.
July 5, 2011
The president's announcement of the start of Afghanistan troop withdrawals marks a new phase in the war on terror. No group of Americans will be happier about the reduction of forces in harm's way than our service members and their families. And whether or not one agrees with the reasons for the withdrawal, all Americans can rejoice in the return of our soldiers and Marines from combat. To be sure, they are not all coming home at once, and many thousands remain on the front lines.
July 1, 2011
This schedule will be in effect Monday: County offices Government offices and courts: Closed in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties. Libraries Closed in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, Carroll, Frederick, Harford and Howard counties. Trash: No pickup in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. In Carroll, Frederick and Harford, check with contractors. Howard has no recycling pickup. Harford waste disposal center and waste-to-energy center closed.