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  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • '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,...
  • Franchot kicks off Maryland sales tax holiday

    Franchot kicks off Maryland sales tax holiday
    After two years of enjoying a break on the state sales tax every August, many Maryland consumers now plan theirback-to-schoolshopping around the weeklong event. That's one measure of the success of Maryland's Tax Free Week, which will mark its third year...