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Harford Magazine

Winners: Best of Harford County 2016

Governmental elections weren’t the only races running last fall. More than 12,000 people also cast their votes in the annual Best of Harford County readers’ poll, honoring the local places, personalities and organizations that shape the community. Spanning 60 categories, the results reflect reader...

  • Why you need to know Randy Harrison, coordinator of Merry Tuba Christmas Bel Air

    Why you need to know Randy Harrison, coordinator of Merry Tuba Christmas Bel Air

    Each December, dozens of tuba players in holiday garb congregate in Bel Air, their euphoniums, sousaphones, helicons and alto horns festooned with decorations for the Merry Tuba Christmas concert. Behind the baton is Essex resident Randy Harrison, the longtime conductor who brought the event to...

  • Recipe: Black Eyed Suzie's beer-braised short ribs

    Recipe: Black Eyed Suzie's beer-braised short ribs

    Meat and potatoes make an iconic wintertime meal for good reason. When the air outside is chilly, we want nothing more than meals that are warm, soothing and stick-to-your-ribs hearty. At Bel Air’s new Black Eyed Suzie’s, Chef Jacob Nelson serves up a savory, stout-spiked spin on the classic combination....

  • Wordplay meets workout with Bokwa at eMerge Wellness

    Wordplay meets workout with Bokwa at eMerge Wellness

    In this dance-based fitness class, the only steps you need to know are your ABCs. Created by Paul Mavi in Los Angeles in 2012, Bokwa combines hip-hop, South African dance and aerobics to create a high-intensity cardio exercise. Quincey Williams, Bokwa instructor at Joppa’s new eMerge Wellness studio,...

  • 13 places to take the kids in Harford County

    13 places to take the kids in Harford County

    Adventure abounds in Harford County, often in places you might not think to look. We’ve compiled a list of the less-explored parks, museums and more for fresh, kid-friendly fun year-round. Here’s where to go to get your family off the beaten path.

  • Havre de Grace Speakeasy Museum documents the resistance to Prohibition

    Havre de Grace Speakeasy Museum documents the resistance to Prohibition

    Since 1922, the narrow shop that once housed McLhinney News Depot on North Washington Street in Havre de Grace has been a social hub for the town. For decades, it was the place where locals could buy their newspapers, and in recent years, it’s been a computer store and repair shop. On July 1, it...

  • Adults head back to school in Harford County

    Adults head back to school in Harford County

    In May, Sonny Baldwin, 39, stepped forward to receive his certificate in information systems security during Harford Community College’s commencement ceremony. Through the applause, he heard just one voice. It was his 9-year-old daughter, who yelled, “That’s my dad!” Once a temporary stop for recent...

  • Strongman Steve Mattheu helps others get fit at Iron Athletics

    Strongman Steve Mattheu helps others get fit at Iron Athletics

    Not everyone who comes to Steve Mattheu’s gym wants to toss kegs, lift 100-pound sand bags or flip giant tires. But those are some of the specialties of the Strongman competitor who runs Iron Athletics in Forest Hill. “A lot of [clients] exercise with heavy books,” says Mattheu. “I often have them...

  • Recipe: Stone’s Cove KitBar’s naked wings

    Recipe: Stone’s Cove KitBar’s naked wings

    Autumn in Harford County means gorgeous days, changing leaves and, of course, football. There’s no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than watching a game, beer in hand, while eating some chicken wings. At Stone’s Cove KitBar in Bel Air, the ChefTenders — part chef, part bartender — serve their...

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