Children's store to celebrate opening


Talbots Kids in The Mall in Columbia will sponsor a grand opening celebration Saturday and Sunday. Part of the proceeds will be donated to the Columbia Foundation to support county programs for children.

A preopening shopping reception will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. Oct. 30. Visitors may enter a raffle for a $100 store gift certificate and participate in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.

County Executive Charles Ecker and Richard Talkin, president of the Columbia Foundation, will preside.

The celebration continues through Sunday with appearances by story-book character "Madeline"; and balloon sculpting, juggling and magic by "The Dean of Magic." There will also be Halloween face painting and storytelling.


* Wilde Lake: 5400 block of Columbia Road: Someone attempted to steal a 1992 Honda Accord Tuesday or Wednesday.

* Harper's Choice: 5400 block of Harpers Farm Road: A set of Maryland license tags labeled YNE 118 were stolen from a silver 1987 Nissan Sentra Oct. 14 or Oct. 15.

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