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  • Staying ahead of back-to-school rules can be a real education

    Back-to-school time. When I was a kid, mom would take me to the general store, down the dirt road, to buy school supplies. All I needed was a slate, some chalk and an old flour sack to carry my lunch in. One year I got a Robin Hood-themed flour sack,...
  • River Hill High School freshman Tyler Conway named Miss Maryland Jr. Teen

    Few things give me as much satisfaction in writing this column, then to hear news of the children of parents whom I wrote about when they were school kids. Such is the case with the latest good news from Kenya Conway, whom I recall from her days as a...
  • Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech

    Md. lawmakers have mixed reactions to Obama's job speech
    After hearing President Barack Obama plead Thursday for speedy passage of his $447 billion jobs package, Maryland lawmakers were divided about whether the plan would reduce the nation's stubbornly high unemployment. State Democrats expressed near-...
  • Board member elections on agenda for Rodgers Forge

    Come one, come all to next week's Rodgers Forge annual meeting. Jay Dunn, Rodgers Forge newsletter editor and RFC Inc. board member, tells us that this year's event will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Rodgers Forge Elementary...
  • Scrabble at the Bain Center

    Activity Pals For single seniors. Get together with others to attend events, shop, go sightseeing, dine out and more. 301-596-6385. The Bain Center 5470 Ruth Keeton Way, Columbia. 410-313-7213. •Another Way to See It Laughter Club. Mondays, 9 a....
  • West Friendship community gears up for 66th Howard County Fair

    With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein, I once again borrow (as I do every single year) from the lyrics of the late musical geniuses. "Our County Fair is the Best County Fair. Don't miss it. Don't even be Late." Early August means only one thing in...
  • Tax-free shopping: Who benefits?

    Tax-free shopping: Who benefits?
    Retailers are banking on Maryland shoppers packing stores beginning Aug. 14 to take advantage of a temporary rollback of the 6 percent state sales tax. But what's good for consumers and retailers will come at a cost to the state, which expects to lose as...
  • Kamenetz announces 'Adopt-A-Student for Back-to-School' program

    Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz hosted an event Tuesday at the historic old Towson Courthouse to build support for the Department of Social Services' "Adopt-A-Student for Back-to-School" program, in which donors volunteer to purchase the...
  • Laurel education briefs

    Prince George's County Prince George's County Public Schools will host its inaugural Back-to-School Fair on Saturday, Aug. 20, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Eleanor Roosevelt High School, 7601 Hanover Pkwy., in Greenbelt. The event is open to all county...
  • Missing Joppa girl ran away to avoid going back to school

    A Joppa girl was quickly found Wednesday after leaving home before daybreak so she would miss the first day of school. Around 6:45 a.m. the 12-year-old's parents went to wake her up for the first day of school, only to discover she wasn't in bed,...
  • 'Quilts for Cancer' the latest fundraising project for River Hill High graduate Matthew Beck

    It's back-to-school time and for one local resident that means one thing: time to start fundraising for cancer. Matthew Beck, a 2010 graduate of River Hill High School, started a special fundraiser, "Cookies for Cancer" back in 2007. With the help of his...
  • Centennial High School alum takes fundraising bike trip across United States

    Centennial High School alum takes fundraising bike trip across United States
    Calling recent Virginia Tech graduate Chris Wachtman a man on the move is an understatement considering he uses a bicycle as his primary form of transportation. "Movement has always been important to me. I have been riding bikes for as long as I can...