background image
letter from the editor
harford's heart
5
ˇ ˇ
ˇ ˇ
ˇ
ˇ
ˇ
ˇ
ˇ ˇ
ˇ ˇ
ˇ ˇ ˇ ˇ
ˇ ˇ
ˇ ˇ
ˇ ˇ
ˇ ˇ
ˇ ˇ
ˇ
ˇ
ˇ ˇ ˇ ˇ
ˇ ˇ ˇ
ˇ
ˇ
ˇ
c nnecting the d ts
fran johnson
www.harfordsheart.com
5
Typically, this opening article is the last one written
as we prepare the magazine for printing. It's where we
wrap it all together, connecting the dots we've gathered
from businesses, community groups, advertisers and
friends. For this issue, the dots connect to create images
of holiday shopping and celebration, visits with Santa,
gift giving and sharing.
From our cover painting of
Emmanuel Episcopal
Church,
our regular features ­ The Plug, The Writer's
Block, the State of the Arts in Harford County, and our
Interview with An Artist ­ celebrate an image of Harford County as a home to the arts
community. Dolce's guest columnist, Simon, reports on the success of the Dancing for
the Arts Gala, raising money to sustain a regional arts center in our community.
Holiday shopping has its focus, with the many Open Houses and Christmas Parades
throughout the County providing plenty of opportunities to meet with Santa. The
magic of suspending our belief never grows old! In addition to the events listed in the
Calendar, check out others online at www.harfordsheart.com. Our shopkeepers have
been preparing for months!
Two Sisters Gallery
in Bel Air has reopened with expanded
space; Stephen Formwalt, in Havre de Grace, has transformed his bridal gallery into
a
Christmas Wonderland;
and craft fairs entice us with gifts for ourselves and others.
Consider giving children the gifts of words, from local authors, and giving gifts of
memories for other family members.
The Painted Lady,
in Havre de Grace, can provide
unique gifts of décor, as well.
A significant image of Harford County is one of compassion.
The Senator Bob Hooper
House,
Harford County's new hospice facility, will provide a haven for residents and
their families. The efforts of
GAIN (Geriatric Assistance and Information Network)
and the many providers of services for seniors, also connect members of our community.
The most sustaining image of Harford County includes our agricultural heritage.
Harford County Farms are, truly, Tried and True, connecting us to the traditions that
have built the region. As always, we've included some recipes to Eat Local, as well as
a recipe from one of our newer restaurants and some holiday drinks.
Enjoy all that Harford County has to offer as you connect to the community.
Keep it Local for all your holiday shopping and celebrations!
p
h
o
t
o
g
r
a
p
h
y

t
o
m

o
'
c
o
n
n
o
r
HHT-090-01 Nov-Dec10:harford'sheart winter08 10/20/10 4:07 PM Page 7