The old warehouse didn't seem ideal to house much of anything, but the rent was cheap once George Bennett offered to make all his own renovations. Drawing from a background as a builder, he created his own architectural plans, and he and a friend set to work on construction. For months, George arrived early in the morning to demolish old partitions and install lighting and windows. As the transformation neared its finish, the pair mounted new walls, spread mulch floor covering, and set up targets and quivers in the 8,000-square-foot archery range. George invited the National Shooting Sports Foundation to examine his facilities and received a four-star rating.
Now, more than a decade later, arrows sing through the air, slipping percussively into three types of targets. The targets sprout up from a tree-dotted floor under rustic wooden rafters along the indoor, climate-controlled range. Traditional targets stand 45 yards from the shooting area, and computer-controlled moving targets in the form of three-dimensional deer, beavers, and wolves trot across the range, challenging archers to pin them with warning notes addressed to loudmouthed owls. Additional animal targets positioned closer to the shooter's area allow traditional longbow and recurve bow users to test their marksmanship. To prepare for successful shooting sessions, visitors peruse the pro shop's racks of compound bows from the Mathews series as well as Mission gear and Matthews Officially Licensed Products. Quivers brim with Carbon Tech arrows, and George and his staff make other arrows by hand, which George sometimes inscribes with Deer Creek's logo with the care of a painter autographing his children.
My Three Sons sprang into existence because one Harford County mother wanted to share the simple Mediterranean meals she made for her three sons with the public. Today, her simple counter-service restaurant has expanded from its original Churchville location, adding branches in Edgewood and Jarrettsville. The Jarrettsville site features low lighting, upscale entrees, and local wines from Fiore Winery. The dishes at all three locations highlight fresh, local ingredients from Harford County businesses, such as Level Farm beef and Broom's Bloom Dairy cheese. The hot, molten core of the menu is built on more than a dozen pita sandwiches, stuffed with fillings such as gyro meat, pesto chicken, and grilled eggplant or zucchini. Other items range from New York–style pizzas to platters of beer-battered fish or marinated meat.
With a stay at Homewood Suites by Hilton Bel Air in Bel Air, you'll be within the vicinity of Ripken Stadium and Cal Ripken Museum. This hotel is within the region of Aberdeen Proving Ground and Bulle Rock Golf Course.
Make yourself at home in one of the air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access is available. Conveniences include desks and separate sitting areas, as well as phones with voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy the recreation opportunities such as a fitness facility or make use of other amenities including complimentary wireless Internet access.
Meet other guests and eat at the complimentary light meal reception, held at evening on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served daily.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, dry cleaning/laundry services, and multilingual staff.
Equipment: Kettlebells, ropes, medicine balls, TRX bands, Bosu, dumbbells, and suspension bands
Students should bring: A bottle of water and gloves
Average class length: 30–60 minutes
Number of Staff: 1–5 people
Class location: Indoors only
Registration required: Yes
Good for beginners: Yes
Guests allowed: Yes
Parking: Parking lot