| Dec 9, 2012
When Bob Zealor was growing up in Overlea, he would go into the woods near his home and collect greens to make a wreath for his mother.
You can imagine his delight when he discovered Colonial Williamsburg, where all the holiday decorations come from...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 3:00 AM
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...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:11 AM
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...
| Dec 21, 2012
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...
| Dec 21, 2012
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...
| Dec 8, 2012
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...
| Nov 27, 2012
| 8:55 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 7:26 AM
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...
| Nov 22, 2012
| 9:13 PM
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.
| Nov 23, 2012
| 3:25 PM
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.
| Nov 23, 2012
| 4:17 PM
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...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 11:57 AM
The holidays are here before you know it and often gone before you've had a chance to sample any of the wonderful seasonal offerings. Taking a day trip to any of these destinations will provide a quick cup of cheer.
Shadrack's Christmas Light...