| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:41 AM
It's showtime for a time-honored Ellicott City tradition — the annual holiday train gardens.
This year, the B&O Railroad Ellicott City station museum added a brand new exhibit to its annual Holiday Festival of Trains, a celebration of toy trains...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 1:44 PM
Christmas is arriving early this year for The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund's many recipients and the charity has just reached the halfway mark toward its goal of raising $80,000 to help Harford County children and families in need this holiday season.
| Dec 6, 2012
| 12:00 PM
On Tuesday, servers and bartenders at multiple locations of the Greene Turtle throughout Maryland, Delaware and Virginia will pool their tips to purchase toys for local Toys for Tots drives.
"Tips for Tots," as the annual event is known, began in 2006 at...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 10:09 AM
An Ellicott City firehouse will be home to a train garden geared toward providing holiday gifts for needy children now through Jan. 1.
The Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services is holding the free open house for the 15th year, fire...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 5:39 PM
Shavon Carter arrived at the dentist's office Thursday morning with her five young sons and an orange bucket full of Halloween candy.
Before their appointments, the East Baltimore family traded their trick-or-treat bounty for a toy in a swap program that...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 5:59 AM
Kimberly Stuchul had recently moved to Hampden from Pittsburgh, when she took her son, Austin, 6, to the Roosevelt Park Recreation Council's annual free Christmas Party last December at the Roosevelt Recreation Center.
Stuchul, a Johns Hopkins...
| 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...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 3:55 PM
Howard "Bud" Ritter Jr., a retired Towson High School principal who had a second career as an antique toy and train dealer, died of dementia Monday at the Presbyterian Home of Maryland. The longtime Towson resident was 83.
Born in Baltimore and raised in...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 5:11 PM
Laurel Police are now saying an incident they reported as the attempted abduction of an 11-year-old boy at a bus stop was not an abduction attempt after all, but was a “misunderstanding,” after two men discussed the incident with police on...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Two classics have been elected to the National Toy Hall of Fame, just in time for your post-Thanksgiving shopping.
And while you might be able to find dominoes tiles tomorrow, you'd be hard-pressed to find action figures from "Star Wars" anywhere but on...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 3:12 PM
From Liz Atwood: Call me a party-pooper, but I make it a habit never to shop on Black Friday. It isn’t so much that I hate the crowds, but that I almost never know what I want to buy for Christmas the day after Thanksgiving. I can never understand...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 9:38 AM
You won't find any summertime blues plaguing the youth performing in the current show at Laurel Mill Playhouse on Main Street.
The little theater's 2012 Summer Youth Production of "Guys and Dolls," with book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows and music and...