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Join co-hosts Lee Mooney and Steve Zinner in conversations with some of the most colorful people and organizations with a connection to Harford County, Maryland … and beyond. Inspired by the spirit of "Main Street" and believing that everyone has a tale worth telling, we share stories from old-timers, newcomers, or even those who have moved on as they relate how living in or near Harford County has shaped their lives and identities.
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What is Laughter Yoga?  Your humble Mainstreet hosts had no idea. Now we do. We also know more about people who embody the gig economy. Jeannine Luby is one of those people.  Besides leading workshops in Laughter Yoga, Jeannine does stand-up comedy, primarily at wineries for female audiences. She hosts a podcast, "Uncorked with Funny Wine Girl." She loves France and wine almost as much as she loves her  hometown of Scranton, Pennsylvania.  Fans of "The Office" will recall that Scranton is the home of Dunder Miffin.  Fans of Jeannine will learn that regardless of medium, her goal is the same:  to entertain, educate, inform, and inspire.   To learn more about Jeannine and her many projects: Website : https://laughtolive.net/Facebook: Funny Wine Girl JeannineYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpof4SXcQasLGPu10bsmWaAPodcast: Uncorked with Funny Wine GirlPlease like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comPlease consider becoming our Patronhttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=19619915&fan_landing=trueAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. In other words, just show us some love.  Like to sponsor an episode of Mainstreet?  Contact us and we'll discuss your best options. 
We began 2022 talking about coffee and we continue the new year with a conversation about tea with Janet Myers and Erin Bradley from Tea by Two, since 2001 Harford County's favorite tea room.  Follow Tea by Two on the web:https://teabytwo.com/about-us/Follow Tea by Two on YouTubehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSVGrcjh3xUk3KzIOeGllNAPlease like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comPlease consider becoming our Patronhttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=19619915&fan_landing=trueAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. In other words, just show us some love.  Like to sponsor an episode of Mainstreet?  Contact us and we'll discuss your best options. 
Mark Bradley, aka "Captain Coffee," wants you not only to drink his coffee but to experience it.  He and his wife Kayla typify today's gig economy with their online coffee shop and travel business.  With two kids, there is no down time in Mark's life, but when he's out in the world instead of online, you can find him at the Arena Club as a personal trainer, or surmounting obstacles doing Parkour. As you'll discover, Mark pursues his family life, business, and pleasures with passion. Where does the passion end and the caffeine begin?  You be the judge.  To learn more about Captain CoffeeWebsite: https://www.captcoffee.com/Facebook: @CaptainCoffee2021To learn more about an important cause Mark supportshttps://neverforgottenn4.com/Please like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comPlease consider becoming our Patronhttps://www.patreon.com/user?u=19619915&fan_landing=trueAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. In other words, just show us some love.  Like to sponsor an episode of Mainstreet?  Contact us and we'll discuss your best options. 
We end 2021 as we began -- with an encore presentation of of our first episode, an interview with Jim Miller. When we spoke to Jim back in early 2021 he was eager to return to performing in Beatles tribute bands as "Paul McCartney." In the past few months, he's done just that. In fact, you have a chance to see him live on January 1st at the Hollywood Casino in Perryville with "Bealtemania Returns!"Happy New Year and we'll be back with a new episode on January 3, 2022.   For more information on Beatlemania Returns:https://beatlemaniareturns.com/Please like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. In other words, just show us some love.  Like to sponsor an episode of Mainstreet?  Contact us and we'll discuss your best options. 
A brief episode this week about our favorite Christmas songs, at least at the time we recorded the episode, and a couple of songs each that do nothing for us. Do you have a favorite Christmas song?  Christmas album?  A Christmas song you would rather never hear again?  This is our final new episode of the year, so Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Please like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. In other words, just show us some love.  Like to sponsor an episode of Mainstreet?  Contact us and we'll discuss your best options. 
Rich Bennett is a one-man Harford County institution. This Joppatowne native embraces several roles -- husband, father, Marine, DJ, rocker, web designer, community volunteer, broadcaster, Special Olympics hugger, and host of several podcasts, including "Harford County Living" with Rich Bennett.  Most important, Rich is a generous soul who prefers partnering to competing.  When he heard that two guys in Bel Air had started a podcast called "Mainstreet," he could have gone negative. Instead, he welcomed us to the party.  No wonder the go-to Santa in Harford County is Rich Bennett. To learn more about Rich and his many projects: Website: https://harfordcountyliving.com/Podcast Website: https://harfordcountyliving.buzzsprout.com/Facebook: @HCLShowChesapeake Podcast Network: https://chesapeakepodcastnetwork.com/Please like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. In other words, just show us some love.  Like to sponsor an episode of Mainstreet?  Contact us and we'll discuss your best options. 
Rabbi Kushi Schusterman leads a thriving Jewish community at the Harford Chabad, now located  on Bond Street but its future home will be on East Broadway.  Steve and I were both unaware that such a community existed in Bel Air and were curious to learn  more about the community's history, mission, and beliefs.  Thankfully, Rabbi Schusterman was willing to come on Mainstreet and answer some of our questions.  Jewish and non-Jewish listeners alike will benefit from Rabbi Schusterman's wisdom, which he shares through stories, anecdotes, and jokes. He also sometimes answers our questions with a question.  After all, he's a rabbi -- a rabbi who calls himself a rebel by nature who doesn't like rules. We hope you enjoy our conversation with Rabbi Kushi Schusterman.  To learn more about Rabbi Schusterman and Harford Chabad: Web: https://www.harfordchabad.org/Facebook: @HarfordChabadPlease like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. In other words, just show us some love.  Like to sponsor an episode of Mainstreet?  Contact us and we'll discuss your best options. 
To help promote this episode,  Edgewood resident BangTam Miller sent us two photos. Instead of a photo merely showing herself, the photos showed her with family.  That reveals a great deal about who BangTam Miller is and what she values.  In this episode, we chat with BangTam about the experience that brought her from war-torn Viet Nam to Edgewood, the strong values imparted to her and her siblings from her father, and her tireless commitment to education and making Edgewood a safe and thriving community. BangTam also lets us know the best places in the area to find  authentic Vietnamese food! To date, BangTam's experience  is undoubtedly the most dramatic one we've featured on The Mainstreet Podcast. To learn more about Bangtam's non-profit organization 755 Alliance: Web: https://755alliance.org/Facebook: @755AllianceEmail: 755alliance@gmail.comPlease like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. In other words, just show us some love.  Like to sponsor an episode of Mainstreet?  Contact us and we'll discuss your best options. 
By day, Harford County native Jessica Hart is part of a team that's preparing to launch the James Webb Space Telescope into orbit on December 18th.  In her other life, she plays goalie in a Harford County adult league for a "men's" team that just won its first championship.  In this episode of the Mainstreet Podcast, Jessica also shares some advice for young people who  want to pursue a career in the sciences.  Please like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. In other words, just show us some love.  Like to sponsor an episode of Mainstreet?  Contact us and we'll discuss your best options. 
Nelson White is part of the 5 North Main project headed by Kevin Jablon, the president and founder of Spartan Surfaces in Bel Air.  In July of this year, the 5 North Main team opened the CoffeeBar.  Housed in the same building that was once the Argonne Theater, the CoffeBar is part of a complex that includes tenant space for businesses and a state-of-the art podcast studio.  A native New Englander and die-hard Boston sports fan,  Nelson has been a proud resident of Harford County since 1987, is deeply involved in the community, and plans to remain here after he retires, if such a day ever comes.  In our conversation, he talks about these things and how he stays relevant and viable and how he lives by the motto from the quote: "Leaders lead people. Managers manage tasks."  Visit 5 North MainIn person: 5 North Main St. Bel Air, Md. 21014Website: https://5nmain.com/Facebook: @5northmainPlease like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. In other words, just show us some love.  Like to sponsor an episode of Mainstreet?  Contact us and we'll discuss your best options. 
In this brief episode, Steve gives his thoughts on Sister Jane, the novel by Havre de Grace author Irmgarde Brown (episode #34). After Steve's review, we  ponder what we'd do if we possessed the gift of healing.  Next, we share our thoughts about our recent dinner we had with Bob Pettebone, our elementary school teacher and the subject of episode #38.  Finally, we make a request for local sponsorship.  Thanks for listening and we'll be back with a full episode on November 8th, an interview with a member of the team that CoffeBar to Bel Air's Main Street.  Please like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts.
Forest Hill author Noah Kempton stops by Mainstreet to talk about his coming of age fantasy novel Origins: The Compound, published in August of this year and available on Amazon. Home-schooled until he was 14, Noah also talks about how that experience, a mission trip from his church to a Native American reservation in Arizona, and a summer in Dublin, Ireland all contributed in shaping his worldview and developing his love of imagery and storytelling.  Along with his love of writing, Noah studied filmmaking at Towson University and now uses what he learned  as a videographer of weddings and other special events.  If you are in need of a videographer to capture the memories of your special event, contact Noah here: Email: noahkempton@gmail.comTo purchase Noah's book on Amazon, follow this link: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B09DJG474B?pf_rd_r=G940GEH7DTDQD2WGEK34&pf_rd_p=1ab92b69-98d7-4842-a89b-ad387c54783f&pd_rd_r=998366d2-0bcd-40f4-ac81-8a7fa70e6df7&pd_rd_w=dPFUp&pd_rd_wg=opm4a&ref_=pd_gw_unkPlease like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts.
Listen to Lee and Steve talk to longtime Perry Hall resident, Steve Freeman, about growing up in Perry Hall, making music in the 70's and 80's, and getting to work with the Baltimore Orioles.Please like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts.
You'll have to forgive Steve and me for at times sounding, to use Steve's word, giddy during our conversation with retired Baltimore County teacher and administrator Bob Pettebone.  Except for a brief phone conversation to schedule our interview for this episode, I hadn't had any contact with  Mr. Pettebone since the mid-1970s. Steve has seen him only a couple of times over the same time span. Talking to him after so many years, I had the strange sensation of regressing to my fourth-grade self. And I liked it!  Hearing him describe how at Gunpowder Elementary he came to call me "Lerch" for the way I sat in my chair, especially, in his recollection, when next to a cute girl, led me to two conclusions.  First, the man has a phenomenal memory.  Second, in addition to trying to get to know my cute classmate better, I wonder if I was also trying to copy her homework. So, again, forgive our occasional giddiness, but few students who were blessed to have Mr. Pettebone as a teacher walked away unchanged for the better.  We hope you enjoy hearing about his illustrious career in education as much as Steve and I did. Please like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts.
In roughly 15 minutes, Steve and Lee discuss their experience on Main Street in Cooperstown, Ellicott City, and Salisbury.  Lee wonders if a brawl has ever broken out at an induction ceremony at the Baseball Hall of Fame between, say, Red Sox and Yankees' fans, or Phillies' fans who among only themselves still find reason to fight?  Steve, then,  poses the following question: Should Harford County have a county fair?  Imagine a county fair held at an agreed-upon location where each town in Harford County can showcase their best features. Finally, we thank Mainstreet's first sponsor: Kempton Cottage Bakery https://www.facebook.com/KemptonCottageBakeryPlease like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts.
This episode is sponsored by Kempton Cottage Bakery. https://www.facebook.com/KemptonCottageBakeryBonnie Habyan has achieved much since graduating from John Carroll High School.  Stints as Miss Harford County and Miss Oriole led to early career pursuits in broadcasting and communications and eventually marriage to former O's pitcher John Habyan and the birth of their daughter.  Being the wife of a Major Leaguer meant frequent moves and changes in career paths.  Eventually, Bonnie found a way to use her experience in communications to launch a successful new career in real estate.  In addition to stories from her career and family life, Bonnie relates to Steve and Lee her enduring fondness for Harford County and the education she received at John Carroll.  She also shares her excitement about being a soon-to-be published author with a book compiling a lifetime of quotes from her mother that sometimes baffled Bonnie when she was growing up but ultimately revealed motherly wisdom and truth. Look for The World According to Bess  in June wherever you buy books.  To learn more about Bonnie: Website: https://meetbonnieh.com/Facebook: @authorBonnieHabyanInstagram: @meetbonniehEmail: bonniehabyanauthor.comPlease like and follow the Mainstreet PodcastFacebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: https://themainstreetpodcast.com/Email: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd please consider giving us a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts.
We welcome back to Mainstreet Billy Boniface, Chief Advisor to Harford County Executive Barry Glassman.  Assigned by County Executive Glassman to ensure the Ma Pa extension stays on course, Mr. Boniface is uniquely qualified to update us on current developments - the segment two connection that will extend the trail from MD 924 (North Main Street)  to North Avenue, and the segment three extension that will link to the existing stretch of the trail in Forest Hill. Once completed, the Ma Pa Trail will total eight miles and run from Edgeley Grove Park in Fallston to Friends Park in Forest Hill.  For our listeners living outside of Harford County, the Ma Pa Heritage Trail is a multi-purpose trail popular with walkers, runners, and bikers. It takes its name from and follows the path of the old Maryland-Pennsylvania (Ma Pa)  Railroad, which at one time passed through Harford County but ceased passenger service in 1954. Like any project, the Ma Pa Trail has not been without delays. Mr. Boniface enlightens us on reasons behind those delays and also answers a couple of questions from our listeners.  If you'd like to learn more about Billy Boniface and his family's long history in Harford County, please listen to episode #8, from March 8, 2021. Please follow and like The Mainstreet Podcast:Facebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: www.themainstreetpodcast.comEmail: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd if you like what you hear, please consider leaving a 5-star review and glowing review on Apple, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Please support our sponsors:https://www.facebook.com/KemptonCottageBakery
After 28 years  as a librarian in the Harford County Public Library system, Havre de Grace resident Irmgarde Brown decided to write a novel.  On episode #34, this sometimes impulsive but talented Indianapolis native  stops by Mainstreet to talk about how she wound up living in Havre de Grace after stops in Chicago, New York, and Atlanta, and how along the way she studied acting,  got married, raised a family, and in June of this year became a published author with the release of her critically-acclaimed novel "Sister Jane." Ms. Brown also attempts to teach your humble hosts how to pronounce her name -- with mixed results.  To learn more about Irmgarde and "Sister Jane." Website: IrmgardeBrown.comFacebook: @IrmgardeBrownTwitter: @irmbrownInstagram: @irmbrownEmail: info@irmgardebrown.comYouTube: Trailer for "Sister Jane" https://www.youtube.com/embed/C6bfyyrYLPkAmazon Author's Page: https://www.amazon.com/Irmgarde-Brown/e/B097NR84FJ?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_2&qid=1631560772&sr=8-2To read the Kirkus review of "Sister Jane," please follow this link: https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/--57/sister-jane/Please like and follow Mainstreet: Facebook: @USAmainstreetWebsite: Themainstreetpodcast.comEmail: info@themainstreetpodcast.comAnd if you enjoy the podcast, please leave a five-star rating and review wherever you listen to podcasts. 
Bel Air's Main Street is constantly evolving.  What we have now is a mixture of professional services, shops, and restaurants or cafes. Our guest on episode #32, long-time Harford County resident Jerry Taylor, shared memories of working or going on dates on Main Street. Will future generations have fond memories of life on Main Street today?  What do you like about Bel Air's Main Street in 2021? Are there any changes you'd like to see?  More of something? Less of something? Please share your thoughts with us in the comments section.  
Record hops at the local high school, The Buddy Deane Show, and marrying the girl next door. These are just some of the memories Forest Hill photographer Jerry Taylor, Bel Air High School Class of 1962, shares on episode #32 of Mainstreet.  Jerry also leads us on a yesteryear walk down Bel Air's Main Street, sharing mostly happy times but also shedding light on the unfair policies that existed during the civil rights era.  A retired licensed clinical marriage and family therapist, Jerry now devotes much of his life to his lifelong passion for photography.  He shares some practical tips for any level photographer and tells the story behind a series of photographs he took of gypsy children in Romania.  We barely scratched the surface with Jerry in this episode and we'll try to have him back at some point for a follow-up conversation.  At the end of the interview, Jerry even serenades us, proving there is truth to the saying, "like father like daughter." More on Jerry: Check out Jerry's work at Jerrytaylorphoto.comMore on Mainstreet: Facebook: Like and follow us at @USAmainstreetWebsite: www.themainstreetpodcast.comEmail: Info@themainstreetpodcast.com
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