| Nov 27, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Jewish events and holidays are often fraught with the angst of 5774 years of collective peoplehood. The cycle begins with the bris (ouch!), proceeds through Bar or Bat Mitzvah panic on the pulpit, and climaxes during the union of two Jews under the...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:57 AM
Brace yourself for the epic convergence of two holidays — a celebration of rich dishes, piles of sweets and family togetherness the likes of which have never before been seen and won't be repeated for more than 77,000 years.
| Nov 21, 2013
| 7:35 AM
Yes, it's going to be an unusual Thanksgiving -- conciding with the start of Hannukah and topped with the Baltimore Ravens hosting the Pittsburgh Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium. If you're looking for a place to celebrate on the town, these restaurants say...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 8:36 AM
It really is the most wonderful time of the year: check your guest list twice, deck your halls and prepare to celebrate straight through to the New Year.
Whatever your holiday traditions — Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Las Posadas — it's the...
| Dec 4, 2013
From the pages of the Aegis 50 of years ago this week.
The Northeastern Expressway was expected to be renamed Dec. 11, 1963 to honor the late President John F. Kennedy. The State Roads Commission agreed to rename the expressway for the slain president,...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 12:01 PM
On behalf of the Town of Bel Air and the Bel Air Downtown Alliance, I would like to thank the citizens of greater Bel Air for their attendance and enthusiasm at [Sunday's] Bel Air Main Street Christmas Parade and Shamrock Park Celebration.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:22 PM
Maryland's largest menorah was all lit up in Baltimore's McKeldin Square for the final night of Hanukkah on Wednesday.
A parade of cars with smaller menorahs on their roofs made its way from Park Heights to downtown, for the celebration of the Jewish...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 3:20 AM
On a mild December evening, a crowd of children and adults gathered around a giant blue and white painted electric menorah in Havre de Grace to celebrate the final night of Hanukkah.
Synagogue members and their friends traveled from all over Harford...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 10:04 AM
I got a taste of Harford County's holiday spirit Sunday, and lo, it was good.
It tasted a bit like the Christmas cookies and the Hanukkah latkes – with applesauce! – served Sunday during Bel Air's holiday celebrations.
I have covered many,...
| Nov 20, 2013
Hello dear readers,
A very sad note is that today (Friday, Nov. 22) is the 50th anniversary of the President John F. Kennedy assassination in 1963 while he was riding in a presidential motorcade through Dallas' Dealey Plaza. Are you old enough to...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Retail sales will be up slightly this holiday season compared to last year, according to ShopperTrak.
The firm that measures store traffic is calling for a 2.4 percent increase in sales in November and December. That's a slower pace than last year, when...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 2:10 PM
We've had the annual Christmas parade and tree lighting in Bel Air and the similar Christmas Street and parade celebrations in Aberdeen and Havre de Grace, which drew their usual hardy crowds seeking early December doses of holiday cheer.