The Shepherd’s Staff’s back-to-school program started 25 years ago with the hopes of providing local children in need with school supplies. This year their program served nearly 1,300 children in Carroll County and provided them with school supplies, backpacks, clothing, shoe vouchers and more.
For parents who work full time — I don’t know how you ever make dinner, let alone grocery shop! So with you in mind, I’ve chosen three make-ahead/freezer meals for dinner to help make a frantic weeknight a little less stressful.
More than 200 people came out to Grace Lutheran Church, in Westminster, Tuesday afternoon to meet with more than 40 agencies, nonprofits and other volunteers to learn about resources available in Carroll County and get free haircuts and school supplies.
Baltimore shoppers had choices for back-to-school shopping in the days when there were four major department stores. Hochschild Kohn, Hutzler’s, Stewart’s and Hecht’s were the flagships, but there was another level – the budget stores.
As students in Carroll County prepare to head back to school and college, many adults are taking advantage of a free educational opportunity to learn to read and write at the Literacy Council of Carroll County
By David Greenholtz - Literacy Council of Carroll County
One way to save a little bit of cash is to shop Maryland’s Tax Free Week, which begins today, Aug. 12, and runs through Saturday, Aug. 18. All purchases of qualifying apparel or footwear items of $100 or less will be exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax during this period.
Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week starts Sunday as the state allows consumers to buy some goods, particularly clothing and shoes, without paying the state's 6 percent sales tax. It comes just in time for back-to-school shopping.
Can you believe it? Summer will be over in only one more month. I can’t believe how quickly it is passing us by. Hopefully you’ve been able to take time for yourself and the family, enjoy the warm summer days, and relax a little before the hustle and bustle of school and the holidays are upon us.
The mother-daughter pair were in Annapolis despite Wednesday’s weather as a part of Student Advocacy Day. They got to speak and represent students from Maryland’s 16 community colleges as the keynote speakers.
The Lansdowne Middle School PTA gave out bags to trick-or-treaters at a school event containing samples of homeopathic children's cough syrup, prompting a warning to parents to take the packets out of the reach of their children.
Now that the Howard County Fair is over, it's time to start thinking about going back to school. All of the neighborhood schools have scheduled their orientations for new students and their parents, along with open houses for returning students.
The Laurel Board of Trade has begun its fifth year of fundraising to purchase and donate school supplies to students in need as part of the Back to School, End of Summer celebration on Saturday, Aug. 26.
Michael Yeboah, 28, now a rapper who goes by Da Kid Emm, went back to school Friday as part of a Black History Month presentation at Manchester Valley High School. Yeboah spoke to the teenagers about his teen years in Carroll County as well as his music.