| Jul 9, 2013
| 9:19 AM
The Bel Air Independence Day Committee Inc. hosted a terrific family-oriented day this past 4th of July. Most of our activities provide an opportunity for families to go somewhere fun on the 4th of July. Given all of the families that I saw...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 10:50 AM
Disabled American Veterans Bel Air Chapter 30 presented the Perry Point VA Medical Center with a check for $500. The donation was to the social work account, which is used to support the emergent needs of homeless and impoverished veterans. The check...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 11:43 AM
At least 100 members of the Bel Air community came out early Saturday morning to Shamrock Park for the Town of Bel Air's annual Flag Day Ceremony.
Spectators, who mostly sat under the park's large shade trees as the ceremony took place in the...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 3:39 PM
World War II veteran John Dicks, 86, has already given his country so much. And yet he finds that he wants to give more.
The Baltimore resident volunteers two days a week at the Loch Raven VA Community Living & Rehabilitation Center, a facility within...
| May 28, 2013
| 3:06 PM
As officials at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs look internally for solutions to a claims backlog that is drawing increasing fire from Capitol Hill, they are also reaching for outside help from some of the nation's best-known veterans groups....
| Oct 13, 2012
| 8:47 PM
The Board of County Commissioners this week approved creation of a shuttle bus service to transport veterans from two locations in Carroll County to Veterans Administration hospitals in Baltimore City and Frederick.
The commissioners voted 4-0 on a...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 9:02 AM
Bel Air's annual Fourth of July parade went off without a hitch Wednesday evening, even with its slightly modified new parade route.
Floats, cars, bands and other participants began at Gordon Street and the parade made its way down Main Street, south...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Although the U.S. has spent millions to build incinerators in Afghanistan to avoid exposing anyone to toxic smoke from open burning, American troops sent waste to an Afghan-operated open pit for five months last year, according to an inspector general&...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:20 AM
For months, Ellwood "Woody" Allen, of West Oak Lane, cycled along Martin Luther King Drive in Philadelphia toward a renewed sense of independence.
The Vietnam-era veteran lost a leg two years ago after a toxic infection. Riding helps him cope, but he has...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:11 PM
In April 2012, U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills was on patrol with the 82nd Airborne in Afghanistan when he stepped on an improvised explosive device.
The former high school football, basketball and baseball captain woke up on his 25th birthday...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 4:10 PM
Farmington Bank has made a multi-year commitment to be Presenting Sponsor of the region's premier veterans charity golf event, the Golden Kielbasa Veterans Open, signaling its ongoing commitment to serving area veterans and their families and ensuring the...
| Jun 16, 2014
| 5:46 AM
When you think of war veterans, the thought of homelessness is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. Yet, many veterans fall into that sometimes invisible category of people - the kind of people that live under bridges, in alleyways, and in...