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Christmas

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  • Jewish community comes together to celebrate Hanukkah

    Jewish community comes together to celebrate Hanukkah
    Bel Air's Jewish community and friends came together Sunday evening to light the menorah and celebrate the second night of Hanukkah. It was a celebration inside the Bel Air Reckord Armory on Main Street, with about 60 people drinking hot apple cider,...
  • Historic buildings, decorations attract many to Candlelight Tour in Havre de Grace

    Historic buildings, decorations attract many to Candlelight Tour in Havre de Grace
    Undaunted by the stormy weather, plenty of people in the holiday spirit walked up and down the streets of downtown Havre de Grace Sunday night to visit historic homes and churches on the city's 40th annual Candlelight Tour of Historic Havre de Grace....
  • Ruth's Chris serving holiday lunch

    Ruth's Chris serving holiday lunch
    Ruth's Chris Steak House is usually open only for dinner, but now through Christmas Eve, the restaurant is serving a holiday lunch menu on weekdays. It's a bit of a splurge, but what the heck, there's prosperity in the land. The menu includes a $15...
  • Arts, crafts and a multicultural parade

    Washington ZooLights Spend the holidays with some furry creatures and scaly critters at ZooLights, which features animal sculptures composed of environmentally friendly lights. Animal houses will stay open during this seasonal event, and gingerbread...
  • Shoppers grab final gifts, supplies on Christmas Eve

    Shoppers grab final gifts, supplies on Christmas Eve
    When snowflakes began falling Monday afternoon, the commotion near Mondawmin Mall slowed. Children pointed to the sky. Shoppers, their shoulders previously hunched against the cold, stood to take in the scene. Inside, shoppers buzzed through stores...
  • 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...
  • UPS holiday rush is fueled by technology with local roots

    UPS holiday rush is fueled by technology with local roots
    When Keith Short began delivering packages for UPS in Glen Burnie 23 years ago, he used bulky pads of paper to track parcels and pens that froze in the cold. Today, Short scans packages on and off his truck with a handheld computer that tells him what...
  • Advent, sticklers, which/that, and more

    A brief preface for the liturgically uninformed: Kathleen looked up from the comics pages this morning and marveled, "There are really people who think that this is the second day of Christmas." I believe she was looking at Mother Goose and Grimm. The...
  • You know the holiday cliches. Shun them

    The repetitions of ritual are the point. They establish continuity and reassurance through familiarity. So you can be sure that you will hear "O Come, All Ye Faithful" at the late-night service on Christmas Eve, that you will eat the same holiday dinners,...
  • Bel Air announces holiday trash pickup schedule

    The Town of Bel Air has announced changes to its trash and recycling pickup schedules during the holiday weeks. In addition to Christmas Day, town offices will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve; Monday Dec. 31, New Year's Eve; and Tuesday,...
  • Havre de Grace Mardi Gras parade a nice new tradition [Commentary]

    The only questions six years ago when the tradition started in Havre de Grace were why had no one thought of it before, and why did so few people show up for the first one. This year, the event drew a reasonably healthy crowd that was very well-behaved,...
  • Community chorus sings out for new members [Carney]

    Anniversary congratulations to Beatrice and Rodney Hoban, of Parkville, who celebrated their 38th year of togetherness on Feb. 16. Even though the Christmas season 2012 is now ancient history, let's catch up on a special holiday happening at the...