From Harford County Councilman “Capt’n” Jim McMahan and Bel Air Commissioner Susan Burdette:
SPRING FORWARD – Clocks ahead 1 hour Sunday
The start of daylight saving time does not have to ruin your sleep. We all hate to lose that hour but here are some tips on how sleep better.
Do you know why warm milk has a magical ability to send us off to dreamland? According to WebMD Dairy foods contain tryptophan, which is a sleep-promoting substance. Foods that are high in tryptophan include nuts and seeds, bananas, honey, eggs and milk. So a few perfect late night snacks to get you snoozing might include a bowl of cereal and milk, yogurt and crackers, or bread and cheese
Put Down the Burger and Fries! Curb the evening cup of coffee.
Even moderate caffeine can cause sleep disturbances. But don’t forget about less obvious caffeine sources, like chocolate, cola, tea, and decaffeinated coffee. For better sleep, cut all caffeine from your diet four to six hours before bedtime. Watch the Meds. Some over-the-counter and prescription drugs contain caffeine, such as pain relievers, weight loss pills, diuretics, and cold medicines. Here’s the catch-22 with alcohol: It may help you fall asleep faster, but you may experience frequent awakenings, less restful sleep, headaches, night sweats and nightmares. If you’re consuming alcohol in the evening, balance each drink with a glass a water to dilute the alcohol’s effects. For a good night’s sleep, the better bet is to avoid alcohol four to six hours before bedtime. Avoid spicy foods and keep Protein to a minimum.
Don’t Be Fooled by a Relaxing Smoke. Nicotine is a stimulant, with effects similar to caffeine. Avoid smoking all together and especially before bedtime or if you wake up in the middle of the night.
Sidewalks in the Town of Bel Air should be in the process of being cleared. Snow stopped at 8 PM last evening so sidewalks within the Town of Bel Air should be cleared by 8 PM tonight. Ordinance applies to both Business and Residential properties.
Folks living in the county are urged to clean the sidewalks especially in the area of schools where our kids walk to and from their class rooms. Harford County does NOT have a sidewalk cleaning Ordinance, so just do it because it the right thing to do, OK?
NOW THRU MARCH 13 — THE MILITARY KID ART SHOW. At the Hays-Heighe House at Harford Community College will be open to the public until March 13. This unique exhibition showcases the life of a military child through art. Artwork from Harford County military youth will be on view as well. Various special events will be held during the same period. Call 443-412-2539 for hours of operation and special events.
March 7th – An Irish Journey performed by the Irishman’s Chorale – Event will be held at St. Matthew Lutheran Church located at 1200 E. Churchville Road, Bel Air. Doors open at 6:45. Concert begins at 7:30. This FREE event is sponsored by the Town of Bel Air Cultural Arts Commission. Call 410-838-0584 for more information.
MAR 7 14th ANNUAL CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL Bel Air Armory
10 am to 3 pm $5 admission includes 4 FREE sample tickets. Kids 6 and under FREE and they get two sample tickets.
MARCH 8 MEET MARTHA JEFFERSON At the Hays House Museum 324 Kenmore Ave at Bel Air High School. Learn about founding Father Thomas Jefferson through the eyes of his wife Martha. (Portrayed by Gina Ale) Adults $5 Students and seniors $3 Children under 4 free.
MARCH 8 CIRQUE ALFONSE –TIMBER An international family event with log-walking, hatchet-juggling and saw jumping featuring traditional music and folklore of Quebec. The AMOSS CENTER Tickets $15 – $25 (order tickets at tickets.harford.edu (Harford Community College) or 443-412-2211 Monday thru Friday 10 am to 3 PM
MARCH 28 OPEN HOUSE HAVRE DE GRACE MARITIME MUSEUM Come see new exhibits and the progress on the Environmental Center. 1 to 5 PM Light refreshments will be served.
MARCH 14 SUSQUEHANNA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA. A Sibelius Anniversary Concert. Works by Rimsky-Korsakov will open the performance. The second half will feature Jean Sibelius First Symphony. 2015 is the 150th anniversary of Silbelius’ birth. Bel Air High School Auditorium for the Performing Arts.
APR 26 BEL AIR COMMUNITY CHORUS Spring Concert Free Admission 3 PM Bel Air High School Auditorium for Performing Arts