Dec 17, 2013

Twas the night before Christmas and all through the (court)house

A lawyer's rendition of "Twas the night before Christmas"

Dec 4, 2013

Md. tree growers, retailers optimistic about the season

If last year’s trend continues, Maryland’s tree sellers could see another green Christmas.

Nov 26, 2013

Space Travel

Predictions of a Thanksgiving-week snowstorm stranding a family member from California at our house put me behind the wheel on Saturday for the nearest grocery, 45 minutes west in Morgantown, W. Va.

Nov 12, 2013

More and more, Thanksgiving becomes another shopping day

NEW YORK — Last Thanksgiving Day, Kimberly Mudge Via’s mother, sister and nieces left in the middle of their meals to head for the mall. Now, Via says she’ll never host Thanksgiving dinner for her relatives again. “They barely finished,” says the 28-year-old who lives in Boone, N.C. “They thanked me and left their plates […]

Nov 11, 2013

Amazon, U.S. Postal Service will deliver on Sundays

NEW YORK — Amazon is teaming up with the U.S. Postal Service to deliver packages on Sundays. The Seattle company says Sunday delivery will be available this week to customers in the New York and Los Angeles metropolitan areas. Amazon and the Postal Service plan to roll out service to “a large portion of the […]

Nov 11, 2013

Maryland marks Veterans Day with parades, events

Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake joined a Veterans Day march, and events are being held across Maryland to honor veterans. The Baltimore parade ran from the Washington Monument to the War Memorial Plaza on Monday morning. Rawlings-Blake spoke at a ceremony to thank veterans, including Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown who served in Iraq and joined the […]

Nov 1, 2013

Md. Pumpkin Smash ends Halloween with a splat

The Maryland Science Center in Baltimore invites you to punctuate the end of Halloween with a Pumpkin Smash. The museum is offering reduced admission prices Friday for visitors bringing leftover jack o’ lanterns to smash. The pumpkins will be dropped from the roof down a four-story tube to splatter the plaza below. The event includes […]

Oct 30, 2013

iPads face toughest holiday competition yet

NEW YORK — Apple CEO Tim Cook believes Santa’s sleigh will be loaded with iPads this Christmas, but a variety of competing tablets are sure to be along for the ride, too. Apple’s iPad Air, a thinner, lighter and faster-running version of its previous large tablet computers, goes on sale Friday with a starting price […]

Oct 28, 2013

This time of year, don’t give up the ghost

With Halloween approaching, some Baltimore businesses are getting spooky.

Oct 25, 2013

UPS sees busier, intense holiday shopping season

ATLANTA — UPS expects this holiday season to be busier than last, thanks to the growing popularity of online shopping. And more intense, thanks to the calendar. The world’s biggest package delivery company said Friday that it foresees peak season daily volume rising 8 percent this year. UPS, based in Atlanta, predicts that it will […]

Aug 29, 2013

AAA: Holiday travel will be crowded

AAA Mid-Atlantic projects more than 678,000 Marylanders will travel 50 miles or more during the Labor Day holiday weekend, up 2.7 percent from the 2012 holiday.

Jul 3, 2013

Enjoying Independence Day

I will... as long as I can get the rest of my to-do list completed.

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