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Sol Kramer, who turned a Depression-era 15-cent balsa toy airplane business into a leading wholesale hobby empire, died of pneumonia April 24 at Hospice by the Sea in Pompano Beach, Fla. The former Pikesville resident was 96. Born in Baltimore, he was...
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Toys "R" Us, alleging the company broke the law when staff at its Columbia store refused to provide a sign-language interpreter for a job applicant who is deaf. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S....
At GameStop Kids at White Marsh Mall, shoppers will find plush Mario book bags and Angry Birds hats mixed in with the Lego Star Wars and other kid-friendly video games, a mix meant to attract both serious "gamers" as well as those who've never played...
Just as Tom and Claudia Towles were opening their second Baltimore toy shop four years ago, the recession hit. The owners of aMuse Toys decided to cut back — not on staff or selling space — but on the number of manufacturers whose products...
There's an epidemic spreading among the staff of the Howard County Public School System: Purple Fever. Whether it's Administrative Director of Elementary Schools Arlene Harrison proclaiming before a Board of Education presentation last week that "purple...
As the day of his bar mitzvah approached, Zack Lubliner, of Owings Mills, decided on a mitzvah project that would help others and celebrate the coming Festival of Lights. "Since my bar mitzvah was during Hanukkah, I thought I'd give people presents,"...
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Editor: On behalf of the officers and members of the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps, I would like to thank everyone who contributed to our fifth annual Toys for Tots campaign this season. Our goal this was to fill, from front to back, all three of our...
For The Baltimore SunWe noticed over the holidays, much to her chagrin, that the Labragator is getting a wee bit chunky 'round the middle. Just like us, she's getting older and her weight is becoming an issue; our last lab had joint problems that weren't helped at all by...
The Baltimore SunOn Tuesday, servers and bartenders at multiple locations of the Greene Turtle throughout Maryland, Delaware and Virginia will pool their tips to purchase toys for local Toys for Tots drives. "Tips for Tots," as the annual event is known, began in 2006 at...
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...
Santa has his elves. So does Southwest Emergency Services. Those volunteering for the Arbutus nonprofit based on the campus of Arbutus United Methodist Church at Shelbourne Road and Maple Avenue were out in full force on Dec. 14 to help make the...
The Friday after Thanksgiving, known as "Black Friday," is typically the first day of the holiday shopping season. Traditionally, people got up early Friday morning to line up at their favorite stores so they can take advantage of special sales and rare...
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