| 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 19, 2012
| 1:33 PM
For many Baltimoreans, it's not the holiday season until the lighting of the Washington Monument or a stroll down Hampden's 34th Street.
But for fans of chaotic, sweaty, dance-fueled scenes, it's not Christmastime until the Baltimore Bass Connection's...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 11:30 AM
A favorite holiday tradition has come to Toby's Dinner Theater 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...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:44 AM
Who says you can't go home again? Glenelg High School freshman Rebecca Miller began her eight years with local 4-H as a member of the Hare Raisers Club.
Along the way, the 15-year-old, who aspires to become a veterinarian, switched over to the...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Christmas season comes early for The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund, and the elves are busy working to get toys packed for the 831 Harford County children who will receive gifts of toys this holiday season.
Time is running short, and the shelves in Santa's...
| 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....
| 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...