| Sep 5, 2013
| 11:47 AM
My oldest son turned 16 last month, and I took a day off from work to spend it with him. It was also my plan to get his learner's permit. I thought a trip to the Motor Vehicle Administration would make a great birthday present, and it would afford us some...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:14 PM
Organizers of Maryland's tax-free shopping week are aiming to give back-to-school buying in August the kind of boost that Black Friday gives to holiday spending each fall.
Now in its fourth year, the annual tax holiday gives consumers a break on the...
| Dec 24, 2012
| 3:00 AM
There is a most magical hour every Christmas season, and it is not the stroke of midnight on Christmas Eve, when the darkened church glows with candles in anticipation of a child's birth.
It is not dawn on Christmas morning, when excited children wake...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:25 PM
On a day expected to be the busiest in FedEx's 40-year history, Diane Maleski got to work extra early — at 4:30 a.m. That was long before the first trucks arrived from the airport bearing parcels that would be piled onto conveyor belts, sorted by...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 8:04 AM
Immediately before the first of eight Christmas Eve services begins at his church, the pastor of St. Louis Parish will seek out his favorite chair and briefly, yet blissfully, nod off.
The Rev. Msgr. Joseph L. Luca finds that quick rejuvenation of the...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 3:00 AM
The five weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day are the equivalent of "Black Friday" for charities, which receive nearly half of their annual donations during the holiday season, according to a Charity Navigator survey.
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:05 AM
Uh, oh, dear readers!!
It's Black Friday. I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday, perhaps with lots of relatives and friends. Many folks are now in the turmoil of holiday shopping madness, straight through until Christmas. Friends who work in the...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Thanksgiving has come and gone and all that remains are the leftovers. Stay safe while searching out the best Black Friday bargains!
Welcome to Pam Gibson Johnson of Sun City, Calif., as she arrived in Port on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to attend homecoming at...
| Nov 25, 2012
| 1:53 PM
Domingo Catalan powered through the Thanksgiving night crowds to get his children toys. He methodically checked all the boxes on his relatives' wish lists on Black Friday. And before he goes to work as a data analyst for a government contractor on Cyber...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 9:13 PM
The sun was barely creeping over the horizon on Thanksgiving morning, but already hundreds of cars were parked outside the Boscov's store at White Marsh Mall as shoppers hustled in and bustled out — getting a pre-turkey jump on Black Friday.
| Nov 21, 2012
| 11:58 AM
Many of the Mall in Columbia retailers are opening their doors at 12 a.m. on Black Friday. Below is the full list of retailers opening at the stroke of midnight:
77Kids by American Eagle, A Christmas to Remember, Aeropostale, ALDO, ALDO Accessories,...
| Nov 23, 2012
| 7:51 AM
Ask bookstore owner Benn Ray which he prefers, Black Friday or Small Business Saturday, and he will give you a straight answer.
"I prefer the one that's going to bring in the most money," said Ray, president of the Hampden Village Merchants...