| 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.
| Jan 28, 2013
| 7:47 AM
A funny thing often happens when I'm doing an interview that inadvertently turns "religious."
The person I'm talking to will mention God or Jesus or something else religious, and then quickly add: "But you won't print that, will you?" or "I'm sure you...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:01 PM
When did the holidays become an exercise in anxiety, tension mounting with each fa, la and la? Shopping stress. Baking stress. Light-stringing stress. Relatives. And that "Are you ready for Christmas?" thing. Hardly helping.
But the year is winding...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:58 PM
So apparently this week's episode is supposed to be based on the holiday movie "Love Actually;" thus, the title. But, seeing as how I've never seen it from beginning to end and I don't remember exactly what happens, I can't quite reference the...
| Dec 16, 2012
| 5:49 PM
Abram, his wife, Bessie, and his teenage brother Sam came first, traveling by train from their Russian village to a German port a thousand miles away in 1912. Then they boarded the ship that would bring them to their new home — Baltimore.
| Dec 17, 2012
| 3:10 AM
A cold December night was no match for the glow from the menorah outside Temple Adas Shalom in Havre de Grace, where a crowd gathered to celebrate the eighth and final night of Hanukkah on Saturday.
The synagogue's first public menorah-lighting event...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 6:09 AM
My baby boy is about to turn 1. The where-is-time-going panic that is inducing is a post for another day, but I'm starting to wonder, as he gets older, how do we differentiate his birthday celebration from the holiday celebrations?
Aaron was due on...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:17 PM
The holiday theater season in Anne Arundel County started early in December and lasted through this past week, with festive and sacred concerts, "The Nutcracker" ballet and annual favorites showcasing the talents of local children.
Memories of these...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 8:52 AM
Bel Air's Jewish community and friends came together Sunday evening to light the menorah and celebrate the second night of Hanukkah.
It was a celebration inside the Bel Air Reckord Armory on Main Street, with about 60 people drinking hot apple cider,...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:22 AM
From The Sun's print editions:Baltimore Sun reporter Candus Thomson offers this guest post: Were you one of the planet's fortunate creatures to receive an iPad for Christmas of Hanukkah? If you did and you consider yourself something of a stargazer,......
| Dec 14, 2011
| 5:44 AM
When Rabbi Susan Grossman's son was much younger, he noticed that a movie theater had put up a large Christmas tree and a comparably little menorah.
"He turned to me and said, 'How come the tree is so big, and how come the menorah is so small?' "...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 11:43 AM
Concert and sing-along
A Christmas concert and sing-along featuring a variety of musical groups will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at Galilee Lutheran Church, 4652 Mountain Road in Pasadena. Among the musical performers are the church's Chancel Choir,...