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Back to School

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  • For retailers, back-to-school shopping is becoming Christmas in July

    For retailers, back-to-school shopping is becoming Christmas in July
    Ted Williams wasn't at the pool last week. Nor was he on the basketball court, polishing off an ice cream cone, sleeping in till noon or catching a movie. One gloriously sunny midsummer day found him at Target, clutching a dictionary and gazing...
  • Maryland shoppers can avoid sales tax for week in August

    Maryland shoppers can avoid sales tax for week in August
    My colleague Jill Rosen wrote this week that retailers are pushing back-to-school shopping in July, far earlier than usual. But if you want to save sales tax – or 6 percent on certain purchases – do your back-to-school or other shopping...
  • Glenelg High marching unit ready for another stint at the Howard County Fair's fried dough stand

    As fair season approaches, a group of talented students from Glenelg High School are preparing for an annual tradition…running the fried dough stand! Ever since I was a young kid, this stand has been one of my favorites at the Howard County Fair,...
  • 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...
  • Going back to school may not be such a good move

    A slow economy and labor market can lead many workers to consider going back to school. In fact, schools geared toward working professionals generally report higher enrollments during recessionary periods. But it might not be the right choice for...
  • Cool gear for back to school

    Cool gear for back to school
    It's back-to-school time, and you're going over your child's zillion-page school supply list. Don't panic; we'll help you check off that supply list in no time. Our guide covers everything from standard yellow pencils to talking rulers. Yeah, they make...
  • Going green for back to school

    Going green for back to school
    Although the rate of recycled waste in America has nearly doubled over the past 15 years, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, many families still find it challenging to 'live green,' while dealing with the hustle and bustle of daily life....
  • Ask Amy: Arts grad mulls switching fields

    Ask Amy: Arts grad mulls switching fields
    Dear Amy: I'm looking for insight. I am in my mid-20s and hold a liberal arts degree. Since graduating from college, I've held five jobs for a variety of reasons (including being laid off twice). I'm currently unemployed and questioning whether I should...
  • With state tax cuts, take broad-based approach: Editorial

    For Florida lawmakers, squabbles over how best to cut state taxes by $100 million are a nice problem to have. For years after the Great Recession struck in 2008, they argued about where to cut spending. But now that the recovering economy has left the...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Applications For Andover Norton Children's Fund Scholarship Available

    Chairman of the Andover Norton Children's Fund Commission, Betsy Houle, has announced that the Commission will once again be offering a scholarship to a deserving Andover high school senior to help finance their post high school education. The Norton...
  • 'Skill builders' enrolling in college, but not for the degree

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. Kevin Floerke has been down this road before. A student at Santa Rosa Junior College in Northern California, Floerke, 26, already graduated in 2010 from UCLA, where he majored in archaeology. This time, however, unlike many other...
  • As soccer pals and teammates, they've had similar goals

    Christen Press and Whitney Engen grew up just 13 months and a few miles apart on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. And they've been virtually inseparable on a soccer field ever since, playing together as kids, against each other in college and now as...