Harford Magazine

Best of Harford 2014 winners

The results are in! Nearly 8,000 votes determined the winners of 2014’s Best of Harford contest. From preferred personal trainers to choice child care, every category is another reason to love Harford County.

Dance Lessons: SwingTime Ballroom

Honorable Mentions:
Dance With Me School of Dance
Dancing with Friends
Rage Box Contemporary Dance Center

Golf Course: Bulle Rock


Honorable Mentions:
Mountain Branch Golf Club
Maryland Golf and Country Clubs
Winter’s Run Golf Club

Gym/Fitness Center: The Arena Club

Honorable Mentions:
Planet Fitness
Bel Air Athletic Club
Walter & Betty Ward Family Center Y

Martial Arts Classes: U.S. Taekwondo Academy


Honorable Mentions:
Tae Kwon Do Masters
Method MMA
Ground Control Bel Air

Music Lessons: Music Land

Honorable Mentions:
Maryland Conservatory of Music
Jim Bowley Guitar Instruction
Jessica Deskin School of Music

Swim Club: The Arena Club

Honorable Mentions:
Bel Air Athletic Club
Fountain Green Swim Club
Fallston Club

Yoga Classes: Peace Yoga

Honorable Mentions:
The Arena Club
Bel Air Athletic Club
Ward Family Center Y

Annual Event/Festival: Maryland State BBQ Bash

Honorable Mentions:
Harford County Farm Fair
The Bel Air Festival for the Arts
Darlington Apple Festival

Charity/Nonprofit: The Humane Society of Harford County

Honorable Mentions:
Boys & Girls Club
SARC (Safety Awareness Resources Change)
Habitat for Humanity Susquehanna

Elected Official (2014): Sheriff Jesse Bane

Honorable Mentions:
County Executive David Craig
State Sen. Barry Glassman
County Councilman Chad Shrodes

Kids' Activity: The Arena Club kids' programs

Honorable Mentions:
That Bouncy Place
Jump On It Fun Center
Kinetic Youth Academy

Park/Outdoor Spot: Annie's Playground


Honorable Mentions:
Ma & Pa Trail
Rocks State Park
Churchville Golf Driving Range

Principal: Dale Hunsinger, Homestead Wakefield Elementary School

Honorable Mentions:
Madelyn Ball, The John Carroll School
Stacey Gerringer, Abingdon Elementary School
H. Earl Gaskins, Ring Factory Elementary School

Private School: The John Carroll School

Honorable Mentions:
Harford Day School
Saint Margaret School
Friends School of Harford

Place to Rent for Special Occasions: Swan Harbor Farm

Honorable Mentions:
Rockfield Manor
The Arena Club

Place to Buy Antiques: Spenceola Antiques (closed)

Honorable Mentions:
Belle Patri
Grassy Creek Antiques & Country Store
Bahoukas Antique Mall

Car Dealership: Jones Junction Auto Group

Honorable Mentions:
Boyle Buick GMC Truck
Adams Jeep of Maryland
Thompson Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram

Clothing Boutique: Tiger Lily

Honorable Mentions:
Pink Silhouette
Tiny Toes

Consignment Shop: Barely Used Consignments on Main St.

Honorable Mentions:
Uptown Cheapskate
Belle Patri
Kid to Kid

Furniture Store: Gardiners Furniture


Honorable Mentions:
Jarrettsville Furniture
Simply Grande
Ashley Furniture HomeStore

Gift Shop: Ann Marie's Hallmark

Honorable Mentions:
Two Sisters Gallery

Jeweler: Saxon's Diamond Centers

Honorable Mentions:
Smyth Jewelers (Gold Exchange)
Kay Jewelers
Littman Jewelers

Bakery: Bel Air Bakery

Honorable Mentions:
Flavor Cupcakery
Woodlea Bakery
Paradise Donuts

Caterer: Pairings Bistro

Honorable Mentions:
Laurrapin Grille
Sterling Caterers of Jarrettsville
Half Pints Sports Pub & Grill

Date Place: Bonefish Grill

Honorable Mentions:
Pairings Bistro
Looney’s Pub
Main Street Tower

Farmer’s Market/Stand: Brad’s Produce

Honorable Mentions:
Bel Air Farmers’ Market
Harman’s Farm Market
Jones Family Farm

Beer, Wine and/or Liquor Store: Wine World Beer & Spirits


Honorable Mentions:
Ronnie’s Fine Wine & Spirits
Bel Air Liquors
Friendship Wine & Liquor

Vineyard/Winery: Fiore Winery

Honorable Mentions:
Mount Felix Winery
Harford Vineyard & Winery
Legends Vineyards

Auto Repair Shop: Jones Junction Auto Group

Honorable Mentions
Forest Hill Automotive
Dave Serio’s Vehicle Service Plus
Faby’s Auto Repair

Child Care: The Goddard School

Honorable Mentions
Celebree Learning Centers
Harford Community College Early Learning Center
Stonewall Day Care Center

Day Spa: Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa

Honorable Mentions:
Spa on the Boulevard
Massage Envy
Lavish Salon & Spa

Doggie Day Care: Best Friends Fur Ever Dog Daycare & Overnight Resort

Honorable Mentions:
Country Comfort Kennels & Camp for Pets
PetSmart PetsHotel
Divine K-9

Bank/Credit Union: APG Federal Credit Union

Honorable Mentions:
M&T Bank
Har-Co Credit Union

Financial Adviser: The Kelly Group

Honorable Mentions:
Harford Financial Group
Edward Jones
Wells Fargo

Florist: Richardson's Flowers & Gifts


Honorable Mentions:
Petals ’N Posies
Amanda’s Florist
Flowers by Lucy

Hair Salon: Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa

Honorable Mentions:
Lavish Salon & Spa
Visage Salon & Day Spa
NVS Salon & Spa

Medi-spa Services: Chesapeake Skin Solutions (at Jordan Thomas Salon & Spa)

Honorable Mentions:
Bala Aesthetics & Medispa
Lavish Salon & Spa

Pet Groomer: PetSmart

Honorable Mentions:
Pawsitively Purrfect
4 Paws Spa and Training Center
Burlane Cat & Dog Boutique

Tattoo Parlor: Flesh Tattoo Company

Honorable Mentions:
Daddy Dice Tattoo Co.
House of Ponchos
Tattoo Dynasty

Alternative Wellness Services: Harford Acupuncture & Associates


Honorable Mentions:
Ultimate Health
Acupuncture Associates of Bel Air
Remedy Wellness

Animal Hospital: Bel Air Veterinary Hospital

Honorable Mentions:
Hickory Veterinary Hospital
Chadwell Animal Hospital
Animal Emergency Hospital

Chiropractor: Spineworks Medical Center

Honorable Mentions:
Chiropractic Care of Bel Air
Ultimate Health
Dr. Poane’s Chiropractic Office

Dental Practice: Abingdon Family Dentistry

Honorable Mentions:
Berg Dental Group
Alvin C. Miranda, D.D.S.
Laurel Bush Family Dentistry

Eye Care: Wilmer Eye Institute at Bel Air

Honorable Mentions:
Vision Associates
Advanced Eye Care
Seidenberg Protzko Eye Associates

OB/GYN Practice: Upper Chesapeake Women's Care

Honorable Mentions:
Susquehanna OB/GYN & Nurse Midwifery
Capital Women’s Care
Steven Z. Lenowitz, M.D.

Pediatrician: Pediatric Partners

Honorable Mentions:
Box Hill Pediatrics
Bright Oaks Pediatric Center
North Park Pediatrics

Physical Therapist: Agape Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation


Honorable Mentions:
Drayer Physical Therapy Institute
Gold Medal Physical Therapy
ATI Physical Therapy

Primary Care Physician: Harford Primary Care

Honorable Mentions:
Plumtree Family Health Center
Smaldore Family Practice Associates
Dr. Julie Tinney

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Urgent Care Center: Patient First

Honorable Mentions:
Total Urgent Care

Flooring and Carpeting: Bel Air Carpet

Honorable Mentions:
George’s Carpet One
Carpets & Flooring by Denny Lee
Harford Carpet Sales

Garden Center/Nursery: The Mill

Honorable Mentions:
Grier’s Nursery and Greenhouses
Home Depot
Kroh’s Nursery

Home Improvement Contractor: Bel Air Construction

Honorable Mentions:
Bailey Building
W.M. Remodeling

Homebuilder: Clark Turner Homes


Honorable Mentions:
Ryan Homes
Bailey Building
Richmond American Homes

Housecleaning Service: Merry Maids

Honorable Mentions:
Maid to Perfection
The Cleaning Authority

Landscaper: Akehurst Landscape Services

Honorable Mentions:
Turf Connection
Ivy Hill Land Services

Plumber: Len the Plumber

Honorable Mentions:
Magness Plumbing & Heating
Hometown Plumbing Services
PlumbCrazy/Bogan’s Plumbing