Gift cards continue to top lists of most popular purchases this season, spurring billions in sales for merchants. And the category is growing fast, moving toward a day when some believe the plastic cards could be replaced by electronic ones
To perform a mitzvah for his Bar Mitzvah, which happened to fall during Hanukkah, Zack Lubliner donated items to the Toy Closet run by Jewish Community Services. Donating to the Toy Closet has been a traditional mitzvah for the Lubliner family during the Jewish holiday.
Whenever the bulldozers start plowing through farmland or forest, and the people living nearby are unaware something was in the works, it becomes a big issue in the neighborhood, albeit at a time when it's a little late in the game.
More and more, participants in the annual day-after-Thanksgiving ritual of mass shopping are — like Townes — starting the day of. Lines for break-of-dawn deals get going early. And many of the big retailers now kick off the sales Thursday night.
Black Friday shoppers flocked to Howard County retailers late Thursday and into the wee hours of Friday morning, but by 8 a.m. the Mall in Columbia and stores like Target and Walmart were still full of shoppers wrapping up their all night shopping spree.
Small Business Saturday is just the event, say area small businesses, retailers and boutique clothing stores to bring in customers the day after Black Friday. Among them are Corradetti glass-blowing studio in the Woodberry area, which will hold a Christmas ornament making workshop for families.
On a holiday morning that in bygone years meant deserted mall parking lots, crack-of-dawn consumers were lugging packages to their cars and wrestling flat-screen TVs into minivans shortly after the department store's 7 a.m. opening. Thanksgiving Day is now Black Thursday.
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The man police believe kidnapped Violet R. Ripken from her Aberdeen home stopped at a Middle River Walmart the day after the July abduction and may have had a brief encounter with the driver of a dark green minivan, Lt. Fred Budnick said Monday.
Responding to consumer demand, retailers have pushed up store openings to the end of Thanksgiving dinner, started online price wars in November and replaced door buster opening events with waves of sales targeting different consumers.
Below is a listing of local helping organizations seeking donations of either money or items, or both. In this season of giving and Thanksgiving, please share your blessings, by giving to those less fortunate.
Baltimore County police arrested a juvenile last week and charged him with second-degree assault, alleging that he threatened a security officer and waved what appeared to be a handgun in the parking lot of the Walmart in Cockeysville.
Walmart debates are expected to play out in communities across Maryland, as the giant retailer plans to build or relocate eight so-called supercenters in a national reshuffling of its retail footprint.
Abingdon's Box Hill South neighborhood is primed to get a 400-unit apartment complex, as well as a handful of new stores and restaurants near the Wegmans in Boulevard at Box Hill, the developer told the Abingdon Community Council on Monday.
Despite the recent posturing against the Bel Air Plumtree Walmart project by some Harford County Council members, Jim McMahan in particular, and by County Executive David Craig, who has asked Walmart to consider staying put in Abingdon, all these folks had multiple opportunities to stop the project before it ever saw the light of day — and in most instances they did just the opposite.