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Small Business Saturday

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  • Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying

    Black Friday stretches into long weekend of buying
    Although the traditional start to the holiday shopping season is still days away, Morgan Somerville has already mapped out her bargain-hunting strategy. The student employment manager at Stevenson University will pass up Thanksgiving specials to focus...
  • Westminster fun run and parade on Nov. 30 set stage for Santa's arrival

    Westminster fun run and parade on Nov. 30 set stage for Santa's arrival
    Westminster's annual celebration of the holidays begins on Saturday with a "Miracle on Main Street" holiday electric parade, jingle bell run, tree lighting and Santa's arrival. The festivities begin with a mile-long Jingle Bell Run at 4:45 p.m. on...
  • Bel Air, Aberdeen, Havre de Grace ready for Small Business Saturday

    Bel Air, Aberdeen, Havre de Grace ready for Small Business Saturday
    Harford County holiday shoppers may have flooded local retailers Thanksgiving evening and Friday morning for traditional Black Friday sales, but there will be plenty of great pre-Christmas deals to choose from in the shops along the main downtown...
  • For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving

    For some, Black Friday shopping began on Thanksgiving
    Anna Szuba of Pasadena shopped on Thanksgiving last year -- two hours in line to get in the store and three hours in line to get out. No thanks, she said. This year she started around midnight Friday and worked through her gift list among much smaller...
  • 'Shop Small' gives merchants a big boost

    'Shop Small' gives merchants a big boost
    Even hard-core shoppers might not know the Saturday after Thanksgiving has an official retail-related name. But scores of independent merchants in the Baltimore area did their part Saturday to get the "Shop Small" message out for the fourth annual Small...
  • Despite more time to shop, Black Friday weekend customers spend less

    Despite more time to shop, Black Friday weekend customers spend less
    Despite extra time to shop as more retailers opened for business on Thanksgiving Day, consumers spent less money this year during the first four days of the official start of the holiday shopping season, according to a survey released Sunday by the...
  • Holiday shopping events bring 'festive' air to historic Ellicott City

    Holiday shopping events bring 'festive' air to historic Ellicott City
    Holiday shoppers came out in force to support Historic Ellicott City's shops for Small Business Saturday. "It was extremely successful," Dave Carney, owner of the Wine Bin and former president of the Ellicott City Business Association, said of the...
  • 'Black Friday' on Thanksgiving a hit in Harford

    'Black Friday' on Thanksgiving a hit in Harford
    Cathi Mielke, a committed Black Friday shopper, got a slightly earlier start this year than in prior years. "I like Black Friday shopping," the Carroll County resident said as she was leaving Best Buy in Bel Air Thursday night. "This is the first time I'...
  • Shopping season hits Harford [editorial]

    Calling the day after Thanksgiving Black Friday, at least according to one explanation, came into being as a business term. Its location on the calendar, coupled with it being a perfect day for people with the day off to do a little shopping, made it...
  • Franchot shops local for the holidays in Laurel

    Franchot shops local for the holidays in Laurel
    Laurel streets were lightly dusted with snow Monday, but the weather was just right for Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot to do some holiday shopping. Franchot stopped by an indoor Farmers Market set up at the Laurel Mill Playhouse Dec. 9 as part of...
  • Getting warm holiday feelings in Bel Air [Column]

    I got a taste of Harford County's holiday spirit Sunday, and lo, it was good. It tasted a bit like the Christmas cookies and the Hanukkah latkes – with applesauce! – served Sunday during Bel Air's holiday celebrations. I have covered many,...
  • On parking tickets, speeding tickets and O'Malley's politics

    Nobody asked me but ... if one is urged to support small retailers during the holiday shopping season, one might expect the municipalities in which they are located to take a holiday on parking tickets. Consider what happened to Debbie Bakalich when she...