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Holidays

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Top Holidays Articles

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  • Please let my son come home for Christmas [Letter]

    My son Ryan was arrested on Sept. 24 for entering an unlocked rear of a dwelling he thought was occupied by an elderly wheelchair-bound women for whom he ran errands, but he entered the wrong home after knocking on the front door for some time. He was...
  • Senior briefs

    Annapolis Center These activities are being offered through the Annapolis Senior Activity Center, 119 S. Villa Ave. Information: 410-222-1818. Safe-driving course The American Association of Retired Persons offers safe-driving training from 9 a.m. to...
  • Military Bowl a nice present for Terps in December

    Military Bowl  a nice present for Terps in December
    When it comes to college football bowls, the Military Bowl in Annapolis may not seem like the most exciting of opportunities for Maryland, with the game a short bus ride away. Not to mention that the Dec. 27 date means the Terps will spend Christmas...
  • A season to tie one on, and help others, too [Column]

    Uh, oh, dear readers, It's Friday the 13th. Beware of black cats, broken mirrors and traversing under ladders! December is National Tie Month. Could a tie be lurking in the birthday gifts of: Ella Renee Stratton (Dec. 6); Makayla Hopps (Dec. 9);...
  • A random act of holiday kindness [Letter]

    It was the night of a monumental occasion and people were piling into Mount Vernon Place to watch the 43rd annual lighting of the Washington Monument. I was there with six fine young people from Baltimore. Although they had lived in the city all their...
  • Krampus, the frightful Christmas beast, is coming to Baltimore today

    Krampus, the frightful Christmas beast, is coming to Baltimore today
    Forget that namby pamby Elf on the Shelf stuff -- if you really want to get your kids to behave at Christmas time, tell them about Krampus. Krampus is a sort of anti-Claus, a horned beast who stuffs bad children in his sack. He brandishes birch...
  • Holidays at Hampton will be last for resource management chief

    Holidays at Hampton will be last for resource management chief
    In the late 1980s when Paul Bitzel helped park cars for the Holidays at Hampton celebration, he was charged with welcoming visitors to the mansion. On one occasion, he recalls, a blanket of snow added to the atmosphere at the grounds — something...
  • Anything worse than "Little Drummer Boy"?

    You lose two or three days to illness, and then it's such a stretch to catch up during a busy time at the paragraph factory that blogging lapses. And now, even though no one called out, "Shane! Come back," you return to the keyboard to examine the...
  • For Christmas tree farmers, a long wait for sales

    For Christmas tree farmers, a long wait for sales
    The moment Fred and Kimberly Clark waited for since planting firs, pines and other evergreens eight years ago finally arrived last weekend. Their first Christmas tree sales. All farming is delayed gratification, but the delay is particularly long...
  • Bel Air gears up for Christmas with visit from Santa

    As taken from the pages of The Aegis dated Thursday, December 19, 1963: Santa arrived in Bel Air by fire truck and handed out candy canes to the onlookers. To add to the holiday spirit of the day, a light snow had fallen during the night which coated the...
  • Holiday shoppers are feeling time-crunched

    Holiday shoppers are feeling time-crunched
    With a shortened holiday season punctuated by weekend winter storms, holiday shoppers in Maryland are feeling the pressure. There are six fewer days this year between Thanksgiving and Christmas than last year. And three Baltimore-area snowfalls in three...
  • Dreaming of a warm holiday, regardless of the weather [commentary]

    It remains a mystery to me why Irving Berlin was dreaming of a white Christmas way back in the days when color movies were first coming into their own, but he was. Ever since Bing Crosby made his melancholy recording of the great American songsmith's...