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  • Consumers will spend $285 on average for back-to-school

    Consumers will spend $285 on average for back-to-school
    Consumers plan to spend an average of several hundred dollars to upward of $600 getting kids ready for school, and plenty aren't waiting until August, the busiest back-to-school spending period. The National Retail Federation expects families with...
  • Kohl's offers sweepstakes to spur back-to-school spending

    Kohl's offers sweepstakes to spur back-to-school spending
    Kohl's Department Stores is giving away prizes in a promotion to spur back-to-school spending. The "Win Great Things Back-to-School Sweepstakes" promotion will run through Sept. 2. Starting Sunday, shoppers will get one scratch-off game piece for...
  • Prince George's Back to School Fair includes backpack giveaway

    Prince George's Back to School Fair includes backpack giveaway
    To help parents learn about school resources, and to help students get ready for the new school year, Prince George's County Public Schools will hold its third annual Back to School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Showplace Arena, 14900...
  • At the age of 10, Joshua Ruley just loves to run [North Laurel Savage]

    If you are driving around town and someone is racing by you, do not worry. It is probably just Joshua Ruley keeping in shape. Joshua is a 10-year-old at Gorman Crossing who loves to run. He is fast, too. So fast in fact, that he qualified for several...
  • Expand back-to-school tax breaks to include supplies [Commentary]

     Expand back-to-school tax breaks to include supplies [Commentary]
    By most accounts, Maryland Tax-Free Week has been a good way for shoppers to get a limited break from Maryland's 6 percent sales tax. Timed to coincide with back-to-school shopping in August, shoppers don't have to pay state sales tax when buying most...
  • Laurel groups step up when back-to-school stretches family budgets

    Laurel groups step up when back-to-school stretches family budgets
    With the first day of school just around the corner, shoppers across the country are expected to spend $26.7 billion in back-to-school shopping this year — an average of $634.78 per family, according to the National Retail Federation. But not...
  • Go for a run and help improve Carroll Baldwin Hall [North Laurel/Savage]

    One of the assets we have in this area is Carroll Baldwin Hall, built from stones from the nearby Patuxent River in the early 1920's. Carroll Baldwin was the president of a manufacturing company in the area and it was built to be used as a community...
  • 'Pretty Little Liars' recap: 'Under the Gun'

    'Pretty Little Liars' recap: 'Under the Gun'
    "You don't need a lawyer to tell me if you want a cup of coffee." Hanna finds herself alone in the interrogation room with Lieutenant Tanner. Facing up to 7 years for possible charges ranging from obstruction to the actual murder of Detective Wilden,...
  • Students ready as summer gives way to a new school year

    Students ready as summer gives way to a new school year
    Lugging boxes of donated classroom supplies and wearing backpacks with dinosaur scales, students and their families tromped up Roland Avenue and back to Roland Park Elementary/Middle School for the start of the school year Monday. Karimah Williams,...
  • Shoppers to get weeklong break on state sales tax

    Shoppers to get weeklong break on state sales tax
    Organizers of Maryland's tax-free shopping week are aiming to give back-to-school buying in August the kind of boost that Black Friday gives to holiday spending each fall. Now in its fourth year, the annual tax holiday gives consumers a break on the...
  • Mayor's robocall awakes some city residents, sent before 6 a.m. by mistake

    Mayor's robocall awakes some city residents, sent before 6 a.m. by mistake
    Several thousand city residents got an early wake-up call Friday from Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake when a robocall for a back-to-school rally went out by mistake before 6 a.m. "Just awoken by my own voice," Rawlings-Blake tweeted at 5:57 a.m. Friday....
  • Back to School Campaign collecting donations in Harford

    The Preston Mitchum Jr. Foundation urges community participation in its 10th annual Back to School Campaign, which runs July 26 through Aug. 22. The organization is soliciting donations of school supplies, clothing and other items. Open Door Cafe at...