| Dec 20, 2012
| 5:46 PM
The beige-plastic Wilkins-Rogers Mill is unmistakable, as are the red B&O Freight House and the purple Obladi hotel.
Rendered in toy building blocks, the replicas of historic Ellicott City landmarks lend an air of authenticity to the Baltimore & Ohio...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 11:55 AM
Last year, my son Isaac fixated on one of his stocking stuffers -- a head lamp. He would not take that thing off. He wore it to explore the (finished) basement, turned lights off in other rooms just so he could play in there in the dark and even had to be...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Get up and go to the B&O Railroad Museum, Ellicott City Station, as soon as you can! I had been hearing for several months that the new Lego train garden at the museum was going to be awesome, and I'd seen a few photos, but seeing it in person is a...
| Mar 6, 2013
Rocky Gonzalez, left, is presented a 25 year Chevron and Letter of Appreciation by Club President David Reed in recognition of 25 years of membership and service with the Churchville Lions Club. The Churchville Lions are supporting many efforts and...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Jun 28, 2010
| 7:59 PM
At Glenelg High, a robot named "The Dean" is this summer's big star.
The robot is designed, built and programmed by students of the school's robotics club, founded in 2001 under the direction of longtime teacher and softball/girls soccer coach Dean...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:11 PM
Parents, if your child recognizes the name Ponce de Leon and connects it to the search for a Fountain of Youth, thank a teacher.
My college-student daughter — a graduate of Howard County schools — asked me how in the world I knew of the...