| Dec 2, 2012
On the 10th day of Christmas, someone's true love gave them 10 lords a leaping.
At the Carroll County Farm Museum, in Westminster, that gift was a little bit challenging for Beverly Rose and Dorothy Duerr, who were tasked with displaying that scene in...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 3:24 PM
Cheryl Knauer has a restaurant gift card in mind for her in-laws, a massage gift card planned for another family member and intends to pick up cards in smaller dollar amounts to Chick-fil-A and Starbucks for kids' stockings and teachers' gifts.
| Dec 4, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Adopt a family and toy collections for needy children are prevalent at this time of the year, but seniors in need are often overlooked.
Therefore, Parkville Senior Center is sponsoring an "adopt a senior" drive. The center has the names and requests...
| 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 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 7, 2012
| 3:17 PM
When I heard that Highlandtown had rolled out another holiday train garden, I hailed a cab and told the driver to take me to the Conkling Street firehouse. What I found was the authentic thing.
Train gardens in firehouses are a wonderful tradition....
| Jun 30, 2012
| 9:57 AM
Julian Samuel Stein Jr., a retired public relations executive who was an adviser to Gov. J. Millard Tawes, died June 22 of heart failure at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
The Tuscany-Canterbury resident was 93.
Born in Baltimore, Mr. Stein was the son of a...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 2:25 PM
It wasn't until my husband held our son Aaron for the first time that I realized I'd been holding my breath — for months.
In August, Judah had hugged me, 20-something-weeks' pregnant, and our 3-year-old goodbye before leaving for a tour in...
| Jul 3, 2012
| 8:27 AM
Her story: Cori Seedenburg, 25, grew up in Altoona, Penn., and now lives in Annapolis. She is a radiation therapist at Anne Arundel Medical Center. Her mother, Kim Shirley, is a salesperson at Ford Courtesy in Altoona and her stepfather, Peter Shirley, is...
| 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...