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A story in Friday's Cecil Whig says 2,800 Forth Monmouth, N. J. workers were surveyed on whether they planned to move to Maryland as a result of the military's Base Realignment and Closure Plan. The base in Fort Monmouth...

Dining in the Sunshine

If you ever find yourself caught between Bel Air and Baltimore City, my father in law found a good place to stop for a bite. The Sunshine Grille (12607 Fork Road) is just a quick turn off Harford Road...

Oh, deer!

Oh my, it looks like my light-up Rudolph has a visitor today. Usually these suburban deer prefer to romp in the little farmette behind my property. But they've grown more adventuresome. My son spotted some playing reindeer tag in...
In an earlier post, I mentioned that this year might be the last one to pet a reindeer at the Applewood Farm in Whiteford near the Maryland-Pennsylvania border. Today, the Aegis reported that the owners' son has elected to...
My third-grader came home from school with a dictionary today, courtesy of the Bel Air Rotary Club and the Aegis' sponsorship of The Dictionary Project. The Dictionary Project is a program started by a Savannah, Georgia woman who donated...
You've heard about it. You've seen it on TV. You've thought about going to see it. It's Hampden's very own Miracle on 34th Street. This Baltimore neighborhood block has been lighting up Griswold-style since 1988. It's been featured in...
I did some boutique shopping in downtown Bel Air today and found it remarkably zen-like after an obligatory round of bumper carts at Toys R Us in the Tollgate Mall Shopping Center on Marketplace Drive. Parking was like a...
(Update: December 10, 2007:I noticed a lot of folks searching this blog for the hours that Santa is available for photos at the Harford Mall. BANV & family went yesterday for our Santa pictures. Turns out the Santa on...
This Christmas season might be the last one where you can pet a reindeer at Applewood Farm, 4435 Prospect Road in Whiteford. The Adelhardt family, which owns the farm, has been educating visitors on all the ways reindeer survive...
Today's Aegis reports that the Harford County Council is to make a decision within 30 days on whether to approve the shopping center, to be called The Village at Forest Lakes, planned for the 10 acre parcel next...