| 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...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 8:49 AM
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...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 12:32 PM
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...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:34 PM
A favorite holiday tradition has come to Toby's Dinner Theatre of Columbia for the first time in a musical production of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol."
Toby's has chosen the version by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken, known for his work in...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 2:49 PM
Once again in 2012, The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund is continuing its charitable activities to make the Christmas Holiday Season happier for Harford County residents in need.
The Empty Stocking Fund accepts donations of money, new unwrapped toys and unused...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Using their keen eyesight, octopi stare at the world from two beady eyes. They maneuver through the sea with four pairs of bilaterally symmetrical arms that bear suction cups. They possess a hard beak — similar to that of a parrot, the only hard...