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Small Business Saturday
Getting warm holiday feelings in Bel Air [Column]

I got a taste of Harford County's holiday spirit Sunday, and lo, it was good. It tasted a bit like the Christmas cookies and the Hanukkah latkes – with applesauce! – served Sunday during Bel Air's holiday celebrations. I have covered many, MANY, Christmas parades during my time in the newspaper business, but it was nice to spend Sunday afternoon watching Bel Air's Christmas parade as a civilian. I was off work that day, so I made the short trek on foot from my apartment complex on Hickory Avenue down to the intersection of North Hickory Avenue and East Lee Street and stood at the corner with local families. Parents and children cheered and waved as high...