After nearly twenty years of communication and growing partnerships, the Ma & Pa Trail announces connection. The Ma & Pa Heritage Trail Foundation held a celebration yesterday at the trail head in Downtown Bel Air on Williams Street to celebrate the connection of the trail. For years, communications were held between the Harford Country Government,…

The ECDC presented the “Archer-Bull Award”, named after prominent 19th century Bel Air architect George Archer and master builder Jacob Bull to Independent Brewing Company. Owner by Philip Rhudy and business partner Harry O’Neill, received the award for overall design excellence for their building rehabilitation project. Independent is located at 418 North Main Street. The Business of the Year…

Every year, the Town of Bel Air and the Bel Air Economic & Community Development Commission (ECDC) hold their annual Business of the Year and Archer-Bull Design Awards banquet. This year the event was held on Thursday, October 27, 2016 at Rockfield Manor. The Bel Air Business of the Year award is bestowed upon the business and individuals…

Independent Brewing Company is a small batch, full production craft brewery located on the outskirts of old town Bel Air, Maryland. Since it’s opening in 2015, Independent has quickly become a hub-spot for business and community. One of the fan-favorites brews at Independent is the Blue Eyed Blonde. Phil Rhudy, Chief Fermentation Officer at Independent,…

Bel Air’s shopping grounds are growing with the opening of a new Downtown Bel Air retailer, Julie Ellyn Designs, at 18 S Main Street. Julie, a native of Bel Air, Maryland, is excited to bring her elegant jewelry and fine craftsmanship to her hometown! Since 2009, Julie Ellyn Designs has been creating handcrafted gemstone designs and received celebrity recognition on…

The Town of Bel Air Film Festival is celebrating the art of film-making by offering a time and place to explore our shared humanity through visual images and open discussion. The festival will feature fascinating, high caliber films that might not have been seen in the area. The Film Festival officially kicks off with the Dark Horse…

Bel Air’s restaurant portfolio, impressive as it is, is continuing to grow with the opening of a new Downtown Bel Air restaurant at 119 S Main Street. Owned and operated by Baltimore’s Blue Agave, Black Eyed Suzie’s offers an American cuisine with a focus on Maryland-influenced seafood and barbecue. The familiar location of 119 S Main Street has been a…