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The kids and I hit the polling place just at about 10:30 a.m. this morning. While the little Bel Forest Christian Academy lot was almost full, I was pleased that there was no wait to vote. (The kids get...
I always like to practice making Thanksgiving dinner before the big day arrives. It takes some of the stress out of Thanksgiving day. This year, I've been a big fan of Purdue's Oven Ready Whole Seasoned Roaster -- a...
Bel Air News & Views and daughter caught the Disney on Ice Princess Wishes show at the 1st Mariner Arena last night. (The show runs through Nov. 5) We had a ball. We went as guests of...
It's getting to be time to vote. Four and half days with the kids off of school (yikes!) and then off the polls. That means I have about two free hours left to decide who to vote for. I...
Halloween is finally here and I have to say I find it rather exciting that in Bel Air we trick-or-treat on Oct. 31. In other places where I've lived -- Milwaukee, Wilmington, Del., Rochester, NY -- trick-or-treat was held...
When I was growing up, pumpkin carving required a couple of kitchen knives and a table covered with newspaper. Our jack-o-lantern designs were limited to the triangle eyes and toothy grin. Sometimes my dad would opt for a crooked...
Here in Bel Air we're used to seeing folks waving to us on street corners trying to drum up business for Little Caesars Pizza or Liberty Tax Service. But this Saturday, for the first time, I noticed a sure...
I broke down and bought some candy for Halloween on Friday. I was at the Bel Air Target and saw that the supply was looking rather picked over. I got a little nervous and grabbed three bags. It's no...
My daughter's preschool class had their annual trip to Harman's Farm Market in Churchville today and they had a great time. Paula Harman does a nice job of making the outing an event for the kids who visit her...
For the past few weeks I've been tossing out piles of political fliers that have been stuffing my mailbox. But then I noticed that some of these were printed on really nice card stock. (Craig DeRan's in particular. He's...