| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Winterfest of Lights
Sure, you've been to Ocean City. But have you been in the winter? Enjoy the offseason with one last beach trip before next summer. Head to Ocean City for the inaugural weekend of the 21st annual Winterfest of Lights....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 1:52 PM
More donations have been received this week by the Empty Stocking as the Harford County based charity works toward its 2013 fundraising goals.
The fund raising goal for 2013 is $80,000. As of Thursday, the fund has received $21,740 in monetary donations....
| Dec 19, 2013
| 5:15 AM
It's been a glorious season of performance on our local stages, and there are still a few opportunities to let music and dance carry us through the holidays.
Early this month we opened the season with Anne Arundel Community College Dance Company's...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 10:32 AM
How many times have you heard about the "War on Christmas" over the years, particularly from conservative commentators? During the past decade, concerned parties on both sides of the spectrum have argued and yelled and screamed at the top of their lungs...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:05 AM
Prior to being drafted by the Baltimore Ravens in 2006, Koch played in his native Nebraska at University of Nebraska, where he earned a degree in business administration. He and his wife, Nikki, live in Westminster with their three sons, Ryan, 15,...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 12:09 PM
(Originally published January 25, 1944)
Lee McCardell, who is now in Italy covering war activities in that theater for the Sunpapers, is not only an able reporter and writer – he is also one of the world’s greatest worriers.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Assembly of God
Lifehouse Church, 1102 Montgomery St., 301-490-0100. Christmas Eve candlelight service, 7 p.m.
First Baptist, 15000 First Baptist Lane, 301-725-1688. Christmas Celebration Sunday, Dec. 22, 8 and 10:45 a.m. Christmas Eve...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 5:30 AM
As a service to readers, I have posted annually since 2006 a compendium of dreary but apparently irresistible holiday cliches that any writer with a modicum of self-respect should shun. As Tom Lehrer sings in his Christmas carol, "Brother, here we go...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 2:00 AM
Thoughts of childhood Christmases flooded Wendy Winebrenner's mind this month when she opened her mailbox to find an envelope stuffed with gift certificates.
Growing up in the O'Donnell Heights project in Baltimore, Winebrenner and her family depended...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:02 PM
Reggie Arthur pulled an electric Razor scooter he'd bought his 8-year-old granddaughter, Shay Divers, for Christmas into the Mondawmin Mall Target store Thursday.
The scooter — bright purple, her favorite color — was great, Arthur said, but...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:36 PM
So here we are already, just days away from Hampden's kickoff to the Christmas season — the seasonal lighting of the Miracle on 34th Street, the light display in the 700 block. The lighting takes place each year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Many years ago, most of the newspaper accounts about Christmas in Carroll County were not published until after Christmas. Most of the advertisements for Christmas did not appear until well after the first day of December. Christmas was celebrated for a...