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Christmas

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Top Christmas Articles

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  • Pages from the Past: Displays of outdoor decorations start new Catonsville tradition in 1937

    An article in the Dec. 17, 1937, edition of The Catonsville Herald and Baltimore Countian heralded the new tradition of outdoor lighting for the holidays. Following an editorial in The Herald two weeks ago suggesting more extensive outdoor lighting of...
  • Parade, First Fridays kick off Christmas in Havre de Grace

    Parade, First Fridays kick off Christmas in Havre de Grace
    Havre de Grace rang in the Christmas season Friday night during its First Fridays and annual Christmas parade and tree-lighting downtown. It kicked off a weekend of holiday activities in Havre de Grace. Santa arrived at the end of the parade and...
  • West Friendship: Turkey giveaway brings 'hope and happiness' to county families

    Community organizers. That's what the members of Howard County's Community Action Council, partnered with associates from Wegman's Grocery, were on Nov. 20 when together the groups doled out turkeys, fixin's and fellowship during the eighth annual...
  • The Woman's Club of Catonsville to disband at end of 2012

    Years ago, the Christmas season meant a time of special activities for members of the Woman's Club of Catonsville. Patricia Rivas, a member for nearly 25 years, remembered how club members would make wreaths and other holiday decorations to display in...
  • Appreciating the Christmas Season just a little bit more this year

    Appreciating the Christmas Season just a little bit more this year
    Just five days to go and all that's left is the wrapping. Well, I'd like to say that, but I still have a few things to buy, some cooking to do and everything to wrap. But it's OK, it'll get done. And if it doesn't, oh well. I'm appreciating this...
  • Thanksgiving Day shopping options create 'Black Thursday'

    Thanksgiving Day shopping options create 'Black Thursday'
    The sun was barely creeping over the horizon on Thanksgiving morning, but already hundreds of cars were parked outside the Boscov's store at White Marsh Mall as shoppers hustled in and bustled out — getting a pre-turkey jump on Black Friday. On a...
  • Thoughts about past Christmas seasons in Aberdeen

    When Harford County changed from farmlands to enclaves for suburban communities, it left an impact on many old families, and subsequently the way we spend our Christmases has changed. Long ago, candy and oranges, seldom eaten during the rest of the...
  • Port Deposit gearing up for caroling on Christmas Eve

    Four more days remain until St. Nicholas arrives. By this time next week, there will be nothing left but leftovers. Last weekend in church, our minister blessed the straw in the manger. The story goes that if a husband/father takes a piece of straw and...
  • Black Friday brings out crowds, some slopping over from Thursday

    Black Friday brings out crowds, some slopping over from Thursday
    Diane Townes waited in line for 12 hours to get her door-buster deals — printers, a laptop and a 50-inch television — so imagine her chagrin when it looked like she wouldn't be able to squeeze it all into her car Friday morning. The Owings...
  • At Towson Town Center, off to the shopping races

    At Towson Town Center, off to the shopping races
    Black Friday got a jump start in some locations around Towson, including at some stores and outlets that opened Thanksgiving evening. But the biggest player in town, Towson Town Center, opted to wait for a slightly more traditional debut — at...
  • Is this Cyber Monday the last without sales tax?

    Is this Cyber Monday the last without sales tax?
    Retail analysts reported a curious trend this Black Friday. On the traditional first shopping day of the Christmas season, the number of visits to malls, big box stores and other retailers increased, according to the analytics firm ShopperTrak, but the...
  • Train show is running at Harford Historical Society

    Train show is running at Harford Historical Society
    The Historical Society of Harford County has two Christmas events happening this month at the society's headquarters in downtown Bel Air. The society's popular Model Train Show is running Fridays from 4 to 8 p.m., Saturdays from noon to 8 p.m. and...