Monday, May 6, 2013
The GroundFloor at Harford will host its ribbon-cutting next week.
A technology entrepreneur workspace will open next week in Havre de Grace. The GroundFloor at Harford will host a ribbon-cutting at 11 a.m., May 15, at Swan Creek Village Center. County Executive David Craig is scheduled to attend, according to a county news release. “The GroundFloor at Harford is the next step in technology application development here within the Corridor and the Greater Baltimore Area,” Craig said in the release. “The space is ideal for technology entrepreneurs who want to work on creating their own ‘what’s next’ while also having the opportunity to work collaboratively with others.” The facility at 2021-G Pulaski Highway, developed by the county's office of economic development, boasts nearly 2,700 square feet of space…
Thursday, March 7, 2013
You can find live shows close to home this weekend.
If you're looking for some live entertainment this weekend, you need look no further than Harford County. Several local taverns are hosting musical performances this weekend. You can find the details outlined below. Know of other live music performances in the county this weekend? Share the details in the comments section or add the performance to our calendar of events here. Laurrapin Grille in Havre de Grace: Looney's Pub in Bel Air: Sean Bolan's in Bel Air:
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wide receiver Jacoby Jones will sign autographs at Coakley's Pub in September.
Jacoby Jones will miss wing night. But he'll likely run into a big crowd on Sept. 25 at Coakley's Pub in Havre de Grace. The Ravens wide receiver and punt returner—signed as a free agent this off-season after playing with Houston—will visit Coakley's at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25 to sign autographs. Tickets to the event are $20 and can be purchased from the bar at Coakley's. Also in September, BallMore Sport will open it's new store in downtown Havre de Grace, featuring the artwork of Shawn Forton—including a number of original Ravens portraits. Coakley's—famous for its Monday wing nights—is located on St. John Street in Havre de Grace. TELL US: Will you be attending the Jacoby Jones autograph signing? Leave a comment.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Havre de Grace Mayor Wayne Dougherty is in agreement with County Executive David Craig that a riverboat casino would benefit Harford County and the surrounding region.
Wayne Dougherty and his wife, Mary, used to manage a travel agency. On occasion, they'd take trips to the Mississippi River, where paddleboat casinos are a big business. "It was a big hit," Dougherty said. The Havre de Grace mayor told Patch Wednesday he is intrigued by the idea of a riverboat casino on the Susquehanna River—an idea first presented by County Executive David Craig Tuesday to a special work group on gaming expansion in Maryland. According to a statement from his office released on Tuesday, Craig said: "Given our location at the head of the Chesapeake Bay, I think it would be worthwhile to consider a riverboat casino for Harford County. Such casinos have been highly successful in towns and cities along the Mississippi River …
Monday, June 11, 2012
Harford County Restaurant Week runs through June 16.
Have you found all you can eat for $20.12? Harford County's Third Annual restaurant week is here, and will run through June 16 at a variety of popular establishments around the county. Restaurants will offer prix fixe menus featuring three-course meals for $20.12 or less. The specials began on June 4. See the list of participating restaurants with menus here. "By joining together in this promotion, Harford County's participating restaurants saw an increase in business by 10 to 15 [percent] for the week, and this was a great way for people to get out and try something new," Harford County Tourism Manager Wini Roche said in a statement. Last year's event was so successful it was extended. Cards will be given out by the restaurants to …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Havre de Grace Main Street recently launched an initiative to support local shops.
A cash mob. The idea was first pitched to me by then-Havre de Grace City Councilman Jim Miller in late January or early February. The idea: to drive customers to a locally-owned business at a pre-planned time, much like a flash mob, to purchase items to help boost business at the establishment. Pretty good idea, right? Well Havre de Grace Main Street has a similar initiative underway in downtown Havre de Grace, boosting business with the "Mob The Merchant" campaign. Two weeks ago, the mob hit Goll's Bakery. Saturday, they'll descend upon Java By The Bay. So what if we started one here in Aberdeen? Where would you want to support? What merchant could use a short-term injection of business? I realize Havre de Grace has a higher ratio of mom-…
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Three-course meals will cost $20.12 or less during the third annual event.
The tastiest week of the year is here again. Harford County's Third Annual restaurant week will run from June 4-16 at a variety of popular establishments around the county. Restaurants will offer prix fixe menus featuring three-course meals for $20.12 or less. See the list of participating restaurants with menus here. It's a win-win situation for residents and businesses, county officials said. "By joining together in this promotion, Harford County's participating restaurants saw an increase in business by 10 to 15 [percent] for the week, and this was a great way for people to get out and try something new," Harford County Tourism Manager Wini Roche said in a statement. Last year's event was so successful it was extended—and this year's …
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Bulle Rock Golf Course is recognized as one of the best courses in the country.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
Downtown businesses look to take advantage of warm weather and big crowds.
EDITOR'S NOTE: There have been some late changes made to the plans for First Friday. Read the updated article here. ——— It's time to hit the streets again. First Friday returns for 2012 from 5 to 9 p.m. on Friday, and Havre de Grace Main Street and the City of Havre de Grace are making it even easier to hit the streets. They're closing them. The city will close a series of streets, allowing for an easier pedestrian thoroughfare and for outdoor cafe seating at popular establishments in the city's arts & entertainment district. The 200 block of Washington Street will be closed, as will St. John Street from Washington and Green to Franklin Street, and Franklin Street from St. John to Union Avenue. Cafe seating will be in place on Washington …
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Organizations in Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and Port Deposit will benefit.
Staff and members of Havre de Grace's Curves collected 580 pounds of food recently in a food drive to benefit local non-profits. The food will go to Martha's Meals in Aberdeen, Grace Place in Havre de Grace and the Ray of Hope Mission on Port Deposit. Curves will be participating in National Women's Health Week May 13-19, according to Cheryl Clelland of Havre de Grace Curves. The first annual National Curves Day set for May 17, when Curves will give away a million 30-day-free coupons. TELL US: Do you or anyone you know attend Curves in Havre de Grace? Leave a comment.