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  • Mayor and new superintendent hold forums in lead up to school year

    Mayor and new superintendent hold forums in lead up to school year
    Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and new schools CEO Gregory Thornton will kick off a listening tour around the city on Monday, as part of a back-to-school campaign scheduled throughout the month that will include hearing out parent concerns and...
  • Spa returns with annual fundraiser benefiting crisis center [North Laurel/Savage]

    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...
  • Back-to-school nights, PTA involvement a must for parents [Maryland City]

    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...
  • Shoppers will spend $73, on average, on Halloween costumes and candy

    Shoppers will spend $73, on average, on Halloween costumes and candy
     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...
  • It's time to talk openly about suicide, and prevention [Commentary]

    It's time to talk openly about suicide, and prevention [Commentary]
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...