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  • Don't be late, HdG – set your clocks ahead an hour Saturday

    Change your clocks, dear readers! Sunday is daylight saving time – set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland" – you will be late for a very important date. March is Read Across America...
  • Small toy shops expect bright holiday

    Small toy shops expect bright holiday
    Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
  • Black and white

    Editor's note: Freelance writer Diedre A. Ware grew up in Havre de Grace and graduated from Havre de Grace High School. Her recollections of what it was like growing up black in an era when children's dolls were white was published recently in Dolls...
  • Concord Point Lighthouse seeking volunteers for the season

    Change your clocks, dear readers! Sunday is Daylight Savings Time – set your clocks forward one hour, or you will be like the white rabbit in "Alice in Wonderland," late for a very important date. Grace Place Serving Center will serve a free,...
  • Nonprofit provides day of fun and learning for students at Maiden Choice School

    As class after class at Maiden Choice School poured into the gymnasium on the afternoon of Dec. 20, the faces in each new batch of students lit up as bright as a Christmas tree. There to greet them at the school for students with significant...
  • Computer games lure the fairer sex

    Computer and video game makers have a new customer on their holiday list this year: people like Jennifer Vandersteen. The 29-year-old student at the University of Texas, San Antonio, began playing "Ms. Pac-Man" at age six. Now, she logs as many as 40...
  • Planes, trucks and bubbles nominated to National Toy Hall of Fame

    ROCHESTER N.Y. (Reuters) - Who will fight, fly, float or slide into this year's National Toy Hall of Fame? A dozen toy contenders were announced on Monday, and two will be inducted in November into the National Toy Hall of Fame at the National Museum...
  • Community: Young philanthropist delivers toys for infants

    Community: Young philanthropist delivers toys for infants
    Boy Scout David Marinelli, 17, of Troop 209, is a step closer to achieving the rank of Eagle Scout. For his community project, the Burbank High School senior delivered 92 crib soothers on Saturday afternoon to Children's Hospital Los Angeles for infant...
  • Lego closes in on Mattel as hit movie boosts sales

    Lego closes in on Mattel as hit movie boosts sales
    STOCKHOLM — Lego expanded revenue in the first half, bridging the gap with toy industry market leader Mattel as consumers flocked to pick up play sets from box office hit "The Lego Movie." Sales rose 11 percent in kroner to the equivalent of $2...
  • Movies Help Make Lego the World's Largest Toymaker

    Licenses to "Star Wars," "The Simpsons," DC and Marvel's superheroes, and its own films like "The Lego Movie" have helped make Lego the world's largest toy company when it comes to revenue and profits, beating Mattel and Hasbro. At least that's for the...
  • 'Console Wars' revisits the '90s clash between Sega and Nintendo

    In the "console wars" of the early 1990s, I was in the trenches. Joystick in hand, I fought under the banner of Super Mario for Nintendo against the evil Sega and its not-so-super Sonic the Hedgehog. At least, that was how it felt in elementary school....
  • Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series

    Dora the Explorer is growing up and getting a spinoff series
    Dora Marquez, as the pint-sized global superstar herself might say, has gotten muy grande. The beloved cartoon character first walked her tiny feet into the hearts of children 14 years ago with the premiere of "Dora the Explorer" as part of Nickelodeon'...