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RECORD STAFF REPORT | December 3, 2013
'Tis the season when all  attention turns toward Christmas - Santa Claus, trees, baking. Dozens of activities are scheduled throughout Harford County, and some of the biggest are back this year. The Town of Bel Air started things off with its parade Sunday. That first Sunday in December event will be followed by this weekend's festivities in Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and northern Harford County. In two weeks, the town of Perryville will usher in Christmas, lighting its own tree.
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By Brian Griffiths | December 19, 2013
How many times have you heard about the "War on Christmas" over the years, particularly from conservative commentators? During the past decade, concerned parties on both sides of the spectrum have argued and yelled and screamed at the top of their lungs about the War on Christmas, what it means, and how society is crumbling under the weight of "Christmas censorship. " How often do you hear about things like "Holiday Trees" for example? Perhaps you heard about this year's controversy:  the U.S. Postal Service decision to create a series of "Holiday Stamps" that featured content relevant to Hanukkah and Kwanzaa but omitted a stamp dedicated to Christmas.
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FEATURES
By MIKE LITTWIN | November 26, 1993
I have four words to say to you and, in a better world, I wouldn't have to resort to this.But here goes: "It's a Wonderful Life."Now, your reaction says everything about you.If you're a good, sensitive, kind person, you start to get just a wee bit sniffly and maybe talk about Jimmy Stewart and about how darn decent he is and how you even like his poetry and, by the way, isn't Clarence just the cutest little guardian angel-guy.On the other hand, if you're like me, you hit the remote faster than you can say "Bonanza" reunion show.
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RECORD STAFF REPORT | December 3, 2013
'Tis the season when all  attention turns toward Christmas - Santa Claus, trees, baking. Dozens of activities are scheduled throughout Harford County, and some of the biggest are back this year. The Town of Bel Air started things off with its parade Sunday. That first Sunday in December event will be followed by this weekend's festivities in Aberdeen, Havre de Grace and northern Harford County. In two weeks, the town of Perryville will usher in Christmas, lighting its own tree.
BUSINESS
By Liz Bowie and Liz Bowie,SUN STAFF | January 10, 1997
The final word on the critically important Christmas season came in yesterday: Retailers generally suffered through a mediocre season.Only the high-end retailers and discounters exceeded expectations, while most department stores and clothing chains saw slight increases in sales, according to figures released by retailers.Analysts saw the same numbers differently. Some said a 3 percent increase was a success, while others viewed it as a failure."This is a bonanza of a Christmas," said Alan Mill-stein of Fashion Network Report.
NEWS
By Cassandra A. Fortin and Cassandra A. Fortin,Special to The Sun | December 24, 2006
'Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there. Clement Moore wrote these words to begin his poem "A Visit From St. Nicholas," which he penned to entertain his children on Christmas Eve. But long before the poem was written, families from cultures all over the world have tapped into legends and customs of their native countries and towns during the holiday season.
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By John Rivera and John Rivera,SUN STAFF | November 28, 1999
Concerned that the sacred in the Christmas season is being lost amid the commercial, more churches and families are turning to a simple symbol, the Advent wreath, to keep Christ at the center of their holiday.As the monthlong Advent season begins today, Christian congregations will light the first of four candles and recite prayers as they anticipate the celebration of Jesus' birth.Lighting an Advent wreath is a tradition many families are discovering as a way of reinforcing the religious meaning of the season as Christmas approaches.
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By Phil Greenfield and Phil Greenfield,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | December 7, 2000
Christmastime is the most joyous music festival season of the year, so it comes as no surprise that Howard County's two premier ensembles will be springing into artistic action this weekend. On Saturday, conductor Jason Love and his Columbia Orchestra will present "Holiday Pops" at Jim Rouse Theatre for the Performing Arts at Wilde Lake High School. The concert, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will survey the yuletide musical landscape from several directions. Selections will be played from Georg Frederick Handel's "Messiah" as the orchestra pays homage to the best-loved Christmas oratorio of them all. Other seasonal goodies are the delightful "Sleigh Ride" by Leroy Anderson and Randol A. Bass' feisty setting of Clement Moore's immortal poem " 'Twas the Night Before Christmas."
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By Eileen Ogintz and Eileen Ogintz,LOS ANGELES TIMES SYNDICATE | December 3, 1995
Construction workers, grateful for steady work in the midst of the Great Depression, spontaneously planted a Christmas tree in the middle of their muddy building site in New York City. They gathered around the branches to receive their paychecks on Christmas eve. That was in 1931, when Rockefeller Center was being built. Ever since, its Christmas tree has been a holiday tradition venerated by generations of New Yorkers and recognized around the world.This is also one tradition every family visiting New York can share, regardless of budget.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | December 24, 2012
Thanks to more generous donations between last Wednesday and Saturday, The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund moved well past its 2012 fundraising goal before Christmas. As of Sunday morning, the Empty Stocking Fund had received $84,064 in monetary donations from Harford County residents, businesses, organizations, churches and schools. This year's fundraising goal was set at $80,000. In addition to the money received, the Empty Stocking Fund also received thousands of dollars worth of donated news toys and books.
FEATURES
By L'Oreal Thompson, The Baltimore Sun | February 15, 2013
Wedding date: Dec. 29, 2012 Her story: Elizabeth "Beth" Passapae Sauer, 28, grew up in Baltimore. She is an associate attorney for Semmes, Bowen & Semmes in Baltimore. Her father, Francis A. Sauer, is an attorney in Towson, and her mother, Janet Passapae Sauer, is a social worker at William Paca Elementary School in Baltimore. His story: Carroll Francis "Frank" Hopkins III, 28, grew up in Bel Air. He works in medical device sales as a video sales associate for Karl Storz.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | December 24, 2012
Thanks to more generous donations between last Wednesday and Saturday, The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund moved well past its 2012 fundraising goal before Christmas. As of Sunday morning, the Empty Stocking Fund had received $84,064 in monetary donations from Harford County residents, businesses, organizations, churches and schools. This year's fundraising goal was set at $80,000. In addition to the money received, the Empty Stocking Fund also received thousands of dollars worth of donated news toys and books.
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BY CHARLOTTE AND ‘DOC' CRONIN | December 21, 2012
When Harford County changed from farmlands to enclaves for suburban communities, it left an impact on many old families, and subsequently the way we spend our Christmases has changed. Long ago, candy and oranges, seldom eaten during the rest of the year for many families, were plentiful for Christmas. There was always an orange in the Christmas stocking. Even in larger families, parents usually manage to scrape enough together to buy new clothes for the children, and maybe a special toy. Jimmy Eustace, who is not around anymore to tell his stories, always remembered the hard candy in barrels at Crooks' Grocery Store on West Bel Air Avenue in Aberdeen - 9 cents per pound!
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | November 29, 2012
Christmas season comes early for The Aegis Empty Stocking Fund, and the elves are busy working to get toys packed for the 831 Harford County children who will receive gifts of toys this holiday season. Time is running short, and the shelves in Santa's workshop are empty, especially for girls and boys, ages 11 to 13. Anything people can do to help fill their stockings will be appreciated, committee members said. The Empty Stocking Fund's all-volunteer committee offers special thanks to the Wagner Family for the wonderful gifts of toys and bikes that were delivered to Santa's workshop this week.
NEWS
By Robert B. Reich | November 28, 2012
We're officially into Christmas buying season -- when American consumers determine the fate of American retailers and, indirectly, the American economy. What's often forgotten is that consumers are also workers, and if their pay doesn't keep up, they can't keep the economy going. A half-century ago, America's largest private-sector employer was General Motors, whose full-time workers earned an average hourly wage of around $50, in today's dollars, including health and pension benefits.
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December 5, 2011
Holiday Decorations Contest - The Bent Twig Garden Club will present an award this year for a beautifully and naturally decorated home in Catonsville. In accordance with The Federated Garden Club of Maryland, decorations should include natural materials in some part of the display. Call Dollye at 240-319-0052 to nominate your home or a neighbor or friend's home by Dec. 14. Photographing Christmas and Hanukkah in Baltimore - Dec. 8, 12:45 p.m. at Catonsville Senior Center, 501 N. Rolling Road, Catonsville, 410-887-0900.
BUSINESS
By Cindy Harper-Evans | December 11, 1990
Sears, Roebuck & Co.'s recent decision to slash prices on apparel and durable goods and offer zero-percent financing on home electronics and furniture could touch off an even hotter pricing war among area retailers, who already are battling for the cautious consumer's dollar this holiday season.The nation's largest retailer said Friday that it was launching a pre-Christmas sale, abandoning the implied no-sale policy it started with its "everyday low pricing" strategy two years ago.The move was prompted by sluggish sales attributed to a possible recession and the uncertainty in the Middle East.
BUSINESS
By Ross Hetrick and Ross Hetrick,Staff Writer | November 3, 1993
Merry consumer spirits -- complete with freer spending ways -- should make for a more joyful Christmas season for retailers, a senior analyst for Alex. Brown & Sons Inc. said yesterday."There will be a pleasant surprise" in this season's sales figures for retailers, said Robert F. Buchanan, the senior retail trade analyst for the Baltimore-based investment banking firm.Speaking at the company's annual Consumer Growth Stock Seminar, Mr. Buchanan said October retail sales were up 5 percent compared with last year.
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