Ray W. Kauffman, who owned and operated E.J. Codd machine shop in Southeast Baltimore, died of sarcoma complications April 28 at Gilchrist Hospice Center in Towson. The lifelong Roland Park resident was 88.
Playing with building tools can also inspire girls to enter the construction trades, and more should be done to encourage this, starting in childhood and continuing through school, in training programs and in industry. The dearth of women in construction deprives the industry of productive workers and denies women entry into a most lucrative field on any level.
Since we're assuming some of the high-tech items might scare you (and your wallet), we reached out to Jacq Jones, the owner of Hampden adult store Sugar, to get her take on the best new sex toys of the year.
The Woman's Club of Perry Hall is doing it again! This local organization is totally dedicated to helping out in our community with an extra tasty surprise this time. With the generous support of Italian Sensation, they are holding a delicious fundraiser on Feb. 12.
Furby is back on store shelves this holiday season, along with other toys that never left: Barbie, Legos and Elmo, to name a few. But, more than ever, tech-related playthings are elbowing their way onto the traditional toys' turf. iPads landed on the National Retail Federation's most popular toy list for the first time this year. Even the reintroduced Furby interacts with a mobile app.
With a week to go before Christmas, the Empty Stocking Fund continues to close in on its fund-raising goal for 2013, while its volunteers are busy preparing to make the holiday season a little cheerier for Harford County's less fortunate children, families and senior citizens.
For weeks now, my 12-year-old son has been working on his Christmas wish list. The kid who seems never to be able to find information on the Internet when he¿s writing a school report can suddenly find all kinds of details about cellphones and sneakers.
More generous donations this week have continued to fill the Empty Stocking Fund, as the Harford County based charity works to help more than 300 Harford County families and senior citizens in need have a happier holiday season.
Scores of independent merchants in the Baltimore area did their part Saturday to get the "Shop Small" message out for the fourth annual Small Business Saturday. American Express launched the initiative four years ago to help small shops compete with national chains and online sellers during the traditional kickoff weekend to the holiday retail season.
Fabrics in pink, green, yellow and a black/purple Ravens pattern dance across the table as students at the Maryland School for the Blind create dog toys as part of a fundraiser that also teaches them motor skills.
The traditional kickoff to holiday retail spending drew smaller than usual hordes of bargain hunters in the Baltimore area Friday, probably because earlier Thanksgiving sales and staggered "limited supply" discounts spread shoppers out.
Experts predicted that 33 million Americans planned to go shopping on Thanksgiving Day, and Baltimore-area shoppers were no exception. Many Marylanders hit the stores in between Thanksgiving dinners and the nighttime Ravens-Steelers game.
By By Pamela Wood, Alison Knezevich, Jamie Smith Hopkins and Lorraine Mirabella and The Baltimore Sun
More donations have been received this week by the Empty Stocking as the Harford County based charity works toward its 2013 fundraising goals. The fund raising goal for 2013 is $80,000. As of Thursday, the fund has received $21, 740 in monetary donations.
Anne Arundel County is hosting its annual Halloween Happening, starting Oct. 18, with a haunted barn and hayride. Russett is an official Toys For Tots donation site this holiday season, starting Nov. 4.
The Goo Goo Dolls perform at Preakness 2013 Black-Eyed Susan Day concert. John Rzeznik, lead singer/songwriter of the Goo Goo Dolls, discusses band's new album, 'Magnetic,' what still drives him and more.
Sol Kramer, who turned a Depression-era 15-cent balsa wood 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.
A 64-year-old man was robbed and beaten with his own walking stick after a group of six teenagers and young men attacked him in a parking lot at the Glen Burnie Towne Center late Tuesday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police.
As a child, my dolls were by best friends. When I confided in them, I knew they would never tell. They were the ideal guests for tea parties and the perfect students to play school with. Well, not always perfect.
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.
Grace Callwood, a second-grader at William S. James Elementary School in Abingdon, donated many new and gently used toys and books to the homeless children at Harford Family House, a shelter for homeless families with children in Aberdeen
Members of the Laurel Moose Lodge, in conjunction with the Laurel Lodge Moose Riders and the Laurel Police Department, came together Dec. 17 to ensure collected toys and goodies were transported to the USO office at Fort Meade for distribution to needy children.
Inside Mondawmin Mall in Baltimore, shoppers buzzed through stores buying last-minute gifts, extra wrapping paper or the final ingredients for holiday meals and desserts. Last-minute Christmas Shopping