Humane Society of Harford County seeking local pets to feature in its 2014 calendar...

The Humane Society of Harford County is looking for local pets to feature in its 2014 calendar. Here are the details: “Max”, last year’s calendar contest cover winner.   Search is Underway to Locate Pet Stars for 2014...

Quirky Bags in Trees website

Heavingmelons of Edgewood (or "Edgehood" as he likes to call it on his blog www.heavingmelons.com) introduced me to the quirky Baltimore blog BagsinTrees.com. It's all pictures of plastic grocery bags tangled in tree limbs...

The Baltimore Sun features a local news blog (not this one)

Those interested in local news that comes via the blogosphere should check out FredNet: Frederick Maryland Online at http://frednet.wordpress.com/. The Baltimore Sun's Maryland section today includes a story about Frednet Publisher Guy Schmidt...

Cool idea to help you find placeblogs about your town

I stumbled across an article on the media news website Poynteronline that featured a Watertown, Massachusetts blogger's plan to create a website to help direct readers to blogs based on geography. The blogger is...

Bel Air News & Views gets a guest spot on Bags in Trees

The quirky blog Bags In Trees (which celebrates the plastic grocery bags tangled in Baltimore's brush) honored Bel Air News & Views by graciously posting a photo we submitted of our very own backyard...

We’re brave trick-or-treaters in Bel Air

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,...

BANV is doing some spring sprucing

Thought I'd take advantage of the great weather we're having and do a spring clean-up of my blog template. I think this look is a bit crisper than the the Bel Air News &...

Befuddling crime survey

I got a call from someone doing a crime survey for the University of Maryland during dinnertime tonight. Since the kids were occupied, I went ahead and let the caller start asking questions (No,...

Road rage non-update

Dear readers interested in Bel Air's road rage case,I've noticed you're searching regularly for updates on the case that sent Michael Razzio Simmons to the Harford County Detention Center on murder charges in connection...

BANV receives Letter-to-the-Editor on grocery store union issue

BANV received a letter-to-the-editor today from a regular reader (thank you!). It's kind of retro for a blog, but I like the old-media-meets-new-media feel of it. The author, Brian Nesbit, assistant organizing director of...