| Dec 18, 2011
| 7:22 PM
Santa Claus isn't the only person who works the whole year to get ready for the holiday season.
For the past four years, Phil Hoesch, of Cockeysville, has spent nearly as much time — and for a task almost as daunting as Santa's — to...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 11:19 AM
Santa's schedule to visit Lansdowne community
Santa Claus will greet children of all ages with candy canes as he tours Lansdowne in a fire engine. The tours begin at 6 p.m. and come courtesy of the Lansdowne Volunteer Fire Department.
| Dec 24, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Alerted via Facebook, connected by Skype, Joseph Vencill was able to "be" in the delivery room for the birth of his first child even though he was serving in Iraq at the time. Still, there's only so much you can do by satellite.
"I'm not sure how much...
| Dec 21, 2011
| 6:08 PM
It's Christmas and the song of the season that first pops into my head shouldn't be Elvis Presley crooning "Blue Christmas."
But it is, even though I'm not blue at all. Far from it, but that's the only Christmas song I can think of whenever I drive...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 12:30 PM
Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Thursday that he plans on using kicker Shayne Graham in Saturday's game against the Cleveland Browns at M&T Bank Stadium. Graham was signed Wednesday as injury insurance for Billy Cundiff, who hurt his left calf two weeks...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 1:22 PM
At Sykesville's Merry Main Street holiday celebration early in December, Burke Holbrook and his buddy Benjamin Skalka seemed like just two of the many kids that night enjoying the sights and sounds of the holiday season.
The two 5-year-olds attended...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 6:22 AM
Four-year-old Patrick Shellenberger sat on the shoulders of his mother, Bryn, and stretched to see Santa Claus riding on a fire engine down Frederick Road just after 7 p.m. Saturday.
The wide-eyed boy yelled, "Santa! Santa!" as Kris Kringle came into...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 9:00 AM
On Thursday, I asked Ravens fullback Vonta Leach whether he planned to don a Santa Claus suit for the team’s walkthrough Friday. Leach had a tradition of doing this when he was with the Houston Texans, but he told me Thursday that he wasn’t...
| Dec 24, 2011
| 7:56 PM
Maybe there is a TV Santa Claus. CBS Sports televised the Baltimore Ravens against the Cleveland Browns on Christmas Eve, and the network didn’t force local viewers to endure Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf in the booth.
Happy holidays to you, too,...
| Dec 26, 2011
| 1:34 PM
Santa Claus had left the building, but the Stratemeyer family of Dundalk was picking up where he left off Monday morning, planning a day of many stops to return or exchange bags of items that weren't quite right. This visit to Towson Town Center was...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 11:22 AM
Pu Yang learned some English while growing up in China, but when he moved to Ellicott City, he discovered that he didn't know enough about the language to speak it.
Then he heard about a group called the English Conversation Club that meets Wednesday...
| Dec 30, 2011
| 12:27 PM
The Whiddon family doesn't know who it was, the grinch (or grinches) who damaged their Christmas decorations. They just knows that the damage was done — to the inflatable lawn ornaments, now with holes in them, and also to their younger children,...