October 29, 2006
ARE YOU CONVINCED THAT TASTEFUL Halloween decorations are an oxymoron? If your neighbors decorate their yards with homemade tombstones, line the walk with garbage bag pumpkins or hang ghosts made out of old white sheets from the trees, you may be convinced good taste has taken a holiday. But designers and party planners say Halloween decor doesn't have to be a horror show. Forget heavy chains, skeletons and creepy skulls. You can have fun decorating without setting off an alarm for the "style police."
November 15, 2009
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church will hold a holiday bazaar and silent auction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the church, 1110 St. Stephen's Church Road in Crownsville. Highlights include handmade items, holiday decorations, theme baskets, baked goods, Annapolis Symphony tickets, Toby's Dinner Theater tickets, Sundance Carwash, and football and baseball game tickets. Call 410-721-2881 for more information.
December 3, 2001
Glendening, Townsend to attend holiday event Gov. Parris N. Glendening and Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend will meet and greet the public and state employees at a holiday open house from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 21 at Government House, across from the State House in Annapolis. The open house will feature refreshments and holiday decorations. Participants may tour the State House rotunda to see a holiday quilt exhibit.
December 10, 1994
Around the house* Use a dollop of mayonnaise to clean hands after handling evergreens for holiday decorations. The oils in the mayonnaise will remove sap and grit and will also moisturize skin.* Each time an item has been charged, write a check for that amount, record, and stash the check in an envelope until the bill arrives. A dwindling balance helps control the urge to spend.
December 14, 2008
Williamsburg Holiday Decorations Package What's the deal?: Take a step back in time to a simpler Christmas at historic Colonial Williamsburg, Va. Candles, decorations, costumed performers and musicians set the tone for a spirited, down-home 18th-century holiday. The Holiday Decorations Package includes accommodations, lunch at a tavern, passes to the historic area, a walking tour of holiday decorations and the book Christmas Decorations from Williamsburg. What's the savings?: Rates start at $81 per person, per night at the value hotel The Governors Inn. The Hotel Guest passes, which include general admission, also give 50 percent savings on evening programs.
October 28, 2011
There's a treasure sitting in our neighborhood, constructed between 1781 and 1785. It's the Montpelier Mansion. The house is breathtaking; the land surrounding is pristine and well maintained by the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Department of Parks and Recreation, and Prince George's County. Seeing this historic property first-hand is indeed a rewarding experience for all. One of the main focuses of the history of Montpelier is to educate guests of all ages.