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Hanukkah

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  • Brace yourself for the Christmas cliche onslaught

    As a service to readers, I have posted annually since 2006 a compendium of dreary but apparently irresistible holiday cliches that any writer with a modicum of self-respect should shun. As Tom Lehrer sings in his Christmas carol, "Brother, here we go...
  • Finding 'Made in Maryland' gifts for the holidays

    Finding 'Made in Maryland' gifts for the holidays
    Why stop at "Made in the USA" when you could have "Made in Maryland"? A group that advocates for local manufacturers is hoping that folks shopping for Christmas, Hanukkah or other upcoming holidays will opt for gifts with that distinction. The Regional...
  • Merry Christmas!

    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. Festivals of...
  • North Laurel/Savage: Like pancakes? Have some with St. Nick at Emmanuel UM Church

    St. Nicholas will have breakfast at Emmanuel United Methodist Church and he would like you to join him on Saturday, Dec. 15. The church is holding its annual Breakfast with St. Nicholas from 8 till 11 a.m. The menu includes pancakes and sausages....
  • Ellicott City

    Around town Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center for free blood pressure readings by a registered nurse. Information: 410-313-1425. English conversation The Miller branch of the Howard...
  • Home for the holidays

     Home for the holidays
    While some reporters shy away from holiday stories, I cheerfully dive right into those toy drives, festivals, Santa appearances, seasonal parades and concerts. But this year, I have written only two and am retiring before the real quest for all things...
  • Columbia Digest

    'The Nutcracker on Ice' The Columbia Figure Skating Club, featuring more than 80 performers, presents this holiday event at 5:30 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, at the Columbia Ice Rink, 5876 Thunder Hill Road. Tickets are $12; free for ages 2...
  • Dealing with death during holidays a part of life

    Holiday lights, carols and traditional foods are just the things to create a festive mood this month. But for the adult child who recently lost a parent, a longtime member of a couple whose spouse has died, or the family facing an empty chair at their...
  • Rodgers Forge: Preparing for Christmas with music, school events and visits from Santa

    Well my friends, the holidays have definitely arrived. Seasonal music, festive lights and halls decked with boughs of holly are all around us. So before we go any further, let us see what is planned locally for these gala weeks. That jolly man in...
  • Havre de Grace: HdG welcomes Christmas with parade Friday

    The Day of Infamy, dear readers, Is what President Franklin D. Roosevelt called today, Dec. 7, 1941 with the Japanese attack upon Hawaii. Now called Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, it is embedded in our national psyche and continued by our veterans in...
  • December baby's lament: Differentiating birthday celebrations from Christmas

    December baby's lament: Differentiating birthday celebrations from Christmas
    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...
  • Hanukkah menorah lightings planned in Bel Air, Havre de Grace

    This year is bringing not just one but two public menorah lightings, in celebration of the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah, to Harford County. Temple Adas Shalom in Havre de Grace decided to hold its own menorah lighting at 6 p.m. on Dec. 15, the last night...