| 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...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:40 AM
The Lego Legends team from Triadelphia Ridge Elementary School has been chosen to attend the State Championship FIRST Lego League competition on Saturday, March 1. The team consists of members Sydney Alexander, Luke Dull, Alex Edwards Durand, Noah Hanson,...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 17, 2012
| 6:19 AM
Consumers have come to expect the deep discounts that define Black Friday, but retailers hope to entice shoppers this year with more choices in how and when they buy.
Responding to what they say is consumer demand, retailers have pushed store openings...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:16 AM
Amy Lynne Shelton has a closet full of toys at the Johns Hopkins University cognitive psychology lab: Wooden human figures with movable joints, Lego and model train buildings, toy cameras and wooden triangular blocks — some with eyes, some without....
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:55 AM
I look out my window and see all of the gorgeous orange leaves of the trees lining our street and know that in just a few days our street will also be lined with a variety of princesses, goblins and scarecrows.
Yes, Halloween is upon us. In...
| 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.