| Sep 13, 2013
| 4:30 AM
Consumers will likely spend more on candy and costumes for Halloween than last year, about $73, on average, a new survey shows.
That compares to $69 per order last year.
And a quarter of those surveyed by Offers.com will start shopping early next...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 4:11 PM
With the start of school, all parents should be eager to meet their students' new teachers. The annual back-to-school nights give all parents that opportunity, so take the time to come out and visit with teachers, meet the administrators, meet the PTA...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Suicide. It's a hard word to hear, even harder to say. But it needs to be talked about.
That was the focus of the Suicide Awareness and Prevention forum held last week at Laurel High School: To begin raising awareness in the hopes of reducing this...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 2:55 AM
I love seeing local businesses supporting our community. Looks Salon and Spa holds its annual fundraiser for Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center on Sept. 8, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Stations can be sponsored, items will be auctioned and they will have a...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 9:39 AM
The old adage is that the happiest time of the year for moms and dads is the day the yellow bus takes their darlings off for their first day of school. It's not altogether true in my house (which felt too quiet by mid-morning yesterday), though I'll admit...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 3:21 AM
Tens of thousands of Harford County Public Schools students in kindergarten through 12th grade will be heading back to school Monday for the 2013-2014 school year.
Students in grades one to 12 in Cecil County Public Schools went back Thursday.
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:56 AM
Laurel-area schools in Howard, Prince George's and Anne Arundel counties have all scheduled back-to-school nights for parents and students. Students in Prince George's County began school Monday, Aug. 19. Students in Howard and Anne Arundel begin school...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:50 AM
It's the time again! Schools open their doors on Monday, Aug. 26. Join your PTAs and Boosters. Get to know your children's teachers and other school staff. Encourage your children to get involved in afterschool activities.
Reservoir High School PTSA...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Though there a number of teachers I think of fairly often, it occurs to me as this academic year draws near that I passed a personal milestone a quite a few years back. Around the turn of the millennium, I had been out of school for more years than I...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 2:05 PM
Long before he became a Grammy-winning songwriter and hip-hop music mogul, before he reached millionaire status and before he began to hobnob with the likes of Oprah, Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama, Kevin Liles was a kid growing up in a West Baltimore...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:14 PM
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...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 3:44 PM
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....