| Nov 18, 2013
| 10:29 AM
There are plenty of ways to celebrate the season locally. Here are just a few festive occasions.
Main Street, Ellicott City, visitellicottcity.com
On Dec. 6, shops in Historic Ellicott City will stay open until midnight and the...
| May 28, 2013
| 6:36 PM
The explosion blasted out the windows at Shepherd Electric Supply as pieces of the ceiling rained down and the building groaned.
Roger Sampson, an employee, had lived in earthquake-prone Los Angeles for eight years and felt a quake shake Maryland two...
| Nov 25, 2012
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...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:33 PM
At GameStop Kids at White Marsh Mall, shoppers will find plush Mario book bags and Angry Birds hats mixed in with the Lego Star Wars and other kid-friendly video games, a mix meant to attract both serious "gamers" as well as those who've never played...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School fifth-grader Alex Liu likes Legos for the same reason he likes robotics: with the same pieces of equipment, he can do countless things.
"You can use one set and make tons of different things. You don't have to keep...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 3:07 PM
Susan Menefee and Erin Brice stood near the front door of Relay Elementary School, blinking back tears as they waited for the first day of school to begin.
They weren't scared first-graders — or even the mothers of scared first-graders.
| Aug 19, 2013
| 1:36 PM
Students won't be starting back at Ridgely Middle School for another week, but the boisterous energy and collaborative thought displayed by students at the school's Robotics Camp snapped the school out of its summer calm Friday at the end-of-camp...
| 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...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:54 PM
College junior Steve Moirano has no children of his own, but he played the proud parent Saturday as a pair of foals debuted to a crowd of onlookers at the University of Maryland campus farm.
"What was it like?" Brandon Hurn, a sophomore chemical...
| May 2, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Here's wishing every lady who is celebrating, a very happy Mother's Day. I hope the weather cooperates on Sunday, and you can take your family for a stroll down Main Street. As luck would have it there are several things going on this Mother's Day.
| Nov 22, 2012
| 4:35 AM
The B&O Railroad Museum, Ellicott City Station, is closed on Thanksgiving Day but opens on Friday, Nov. 23, with its annual Holiday Festival of Trains. This exhibit will run until Jan. 27 from Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
| Nov 14, 2012
| 12:41 PM
January 2001 was a happy time for Dan and Tina Carson, of Havre de Grace. It's the month their second child, and first son, was born.
Mark Carson was welcomed not only by his dad and mom, but also by Dan and Tina's first born, daughter Sarah. The young...