| Feb 3, 2012
| 1:24 PM
Second-graders at Worthington Elementary School in Ellicott City are taking on science, technology, engineering and math brick by brick.
Lego bricks, that is.
Last month, Worthington formed a partnership with Howard High School in a new Lego Robotics...
| 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...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 3:59 AM
With only 10 minutes notice, the 45 teachers of Woodholme Elementary School eagerly escorted their 781 students to a mystery assembly. Principal Maralee Clark had carefully crafted what she would say to them and quickly began building the suspense.
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:20 PM
Canby Motors' former showroom in Aberdeen swelled with sports-like cheers Monday evening, as a packed crowd of more than 100 area residents watched a robot, built by Harford and Cecil county high school age students, climb a ramp and shoot basketballs...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:30 AM
•••• Sony launched the PlayStation Vita on Wednesday in North America and Europe, and analysts are predicting it could actually be a hit for the beleaguered company despite slowing sales in Japan. [Los Angeles Times]...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 7:05 AM
For folks who simply can't get enough Phelps this week, by all means splash down into this adorable Lego reanimation of Thursday's Olympic showdown made by London's The Guardian.
The video short replays the action of the 200M individual medley where...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 9:04 AM
"Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning"
Developer: Big Huge Games/38 Studios
Platform: Xbox 360/PS3/PC
“Kingoms of Amalur: Reckoning” is not “Skyrim,” and that is completely OK. It seems unfair to review such an ambitious game...
| Mar 11, 2012
| 7:13 AM
When she was growing up, Ellen Potter was an avid reader, and nothing thrilled her more than settling down with her well-worn copy of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic 1911 children's novel, "The Secret Garden."
The book's heroine, 10-year-old Mary...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 12:34 PM
Sometimes I like to go around and notice buildings, neighborhoods or random design elements that look interesting or noteworthy, so I thought I would use this column to talk about some of them.
I should mention I don't really have any architecture or...
| Apr 27, 2012
| 11:38 AM
Ocean City's Springfest sets summer in motion. The four-day event, in its 22nd year, begins May 3 and features live entertainment headlined by The Fabulous Hubcaps, Loretta Lynn, Eddie Money and Survivor. (Loretta Lynn concert is...
| 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...
| 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...