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Hanukkah

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  • 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...
  • SAT scores up; Christian holidays omitted from school calendars

    From The Aegis dated Oct. 8, 1987: The public school system was making the news 25 years ago, when SAT scores were up significantly from 1986 and the annual school calendar failed to note the Christian holidays. The 1,958 students in the Class of 1987...
  • With new book, Madeleine Albright sheds light on long-hidden family secrets

    With new book, Madeleine Albright sheds light on long-hidden family secrets
    In 1997, Madeleine Albright couldn't have been more certain that she knew everything important about herself and was in possession of every relevant fact about her life. And then, at age 59, just days after being confirmed as U.S. secretary of state,...
  • You know the holiday cliches. Shun them

    The repetitions of ritual are the point. They establish continuity and reassurance through familiarity. So you can be sure that you will hear "O Come, All Ye Faithful" at the late-night service on Christmas Eve, that you will eat the same holiday dinners,...
  • From Sun Magazine: Trying to control the holidays is just crazy

    From Sun Magazine: Trying to control the holidays is just crazy
    I always go a little crazy this time of year. Yes, I am one of those annoying people who listen nonstop to Christmas music on Sirius each season. I start shopping for gifts before Halloween, and one of the highlights of October is choosing a color scheme...
  • The art of what does and doesn't get "printed"

    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...
  • Immigrant family celebrates 100 years in Baltimore

    Immigrant family celebrates 100 years in Baltimore
    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. The...
  • Havre de Grace menorah lighting marks last night of Hanukkah

    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...
  • Mount Airy light display benefits foster children

    Mount Airy light display benefits foster children
    Glenn Zior's neighbors in Mount Airy have never been bothered by lights flashing four hours every night and traffic filling the narrow street as car after car stops to watch and maybe leave a donation, he said. In fact, many have asked him when his...
  • Rebuilt train garden at Mt. Washington Fire Dept. opens Dec. 1

    Rebuilt train garden at Mt. Washington Fire Dept. opens Dec. 1
    Morale in the Mt. Washington Fire Department was low last summer after Baltimore City relocated Truck No. 27 to a firehouse on Reisterstown Road. But now the Mt. Washington station's annual train garden, rebuilt for the first time in at least 15 years,...
  • 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...