April 22, 2011
Easter eggs Quarter-pound, chocolate-covered Easter eggs made by members of Centenary United Methodist Church in Shady Side are for sale. Orders can be placed by calling 410-867-9567. They will also be available at the Shady Side Market, Renno's Market and Grauel's Office Supply. The eggs come in four cream flavors: butter cream, chocolate, coconut and peanut butter. They cost $2.50 each.
July 24, 2013
Consumers plan to spend an average of several hundred dollars to upward of $600 getting kids ready for school, and plenty aren't waiting until August, the busiest back-to-school spending period. The National Retail Federation expects families with school-age children to spend an average of $635 on clothing, shoes, supplies and electronics, down from $689 last year, or $26.7 billion total. Meanwhile, the International Council of Shopping Centers and Goldman Sachs place the average estimate per household much lower, at $285, and said a third of the shoppers polled in a recent survey have started shopping already.
April 2, 2014
Easter egg hunt Gethsemane Baptist Church holds its annual Easter Egg Hunt beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 19, for children through grade five at 14135 Burntwoods Road in Glenwood. The event will be held rain or shine and will include arts and crafts, games, a moon bounce, face painting, refreshments and prizes. Information: 410-442-5853. Day trip Our Lady of the Chesapeake Church sponsors a bus trip to Pennsylvania for the Sight and Sound Theatre's production of "Moses" on Friday, May 30. Buses leave the church at 8325 Ventnor Road in Pasadena at 9:30 a.m. and return at 7:30 p.m. The cost includes admission, transportation, lunch, beverage and a snack.
April 8, 1995
Easter is on its way. Make the traditional craft of egg decorating a family affair this year. Here are some egg decorating techniques that are real kid pleasers. All you need are a few hard-cooked eggs, prepared edible dyes in small bowls and a variety of household items.Rubber-band tie dye -- Wind 2 or 3 rubber bands of various widths around an egg. Be sure the rubber bands are snug. Dye the egg and let dry. Remove the rubber bands to reveal the designs.Office-supply designs -- Stick peel-off stars or loose-leaf binder reinforcement rings randomly on the egg. Be sure the stickers adhere completely to the egg before dipping in the dye. Dye the egg and let dry. Peel off the stickers while they are still damp to reveal the designs.
April 4, 2002
Counterfeit $100 and $20 bills have circulated in the Mount Airy area recently, according to a warning issued by Maryland State Police at Westminster. At least two phony $100 bills have been used, the most recent yesterday, said police, who are working with the Secret Service. Other suspected counterfeit bills reportedly have been rejected by businesses, including the bogus $20. Police have a counterfeit $100 bill, which they said appears to have been printed on a color-copying machine.
January 19, 2012
At its December meeting, the Laurel Board of Trade directors elected the following members as officers and directors for 2012: The officers elected are chairman, Matthew Coates, Photography By Madison; president, Michelle Arsenault, Stitching Pretty; vice president, Bernie Robinson, PNC Bank; and treasurer, Jan Able, retired from PNC Bank. The following members were elected directors: Laurie Blitz, Laurie's Something Special Coffee; Lee Brangan, Patuxent Financial Group; Don Henyon, retired from Citizens National Bank and a life member; Marilyn Johnson, the Marilyn Johnson Sewing and Creative Fabric Studio; Sean LeVere, Latin Image Studio; Bob Mignon, Minuteman Press; Kriss Phipps, Reality Inc.; Deborah Randall, Venus Theatre; Marvin Rogers, Laurel Mill Playhouse; Joe Tredway, Tredway's/PG Office Supply; and Kelly White, Revere Bank.
March 10, 2014
Federal employment is expected to drop sharply in the span of a decade, government projections show, as budget cuts and retirements begin to reshape the workforce. While U.S. employment will likely grow nearly 11 percent from 2012 through 2022, federal jobs will shrink by about 14 percent to 2.4 million workers, according to estimates released by the Department of Labor in December. The federal workforce stands to lose 407,000 jobs and see the largest percentage decrease of any service-providing industry.
September 5, 1996
Staples Inc., the chain of office-supply superstores, said yesterday that it will acquire its chief rival, Office Depot, for $3.49 billion in stock.The deal, if approved by shareholders and regulators, would create the largest office-supply superstore chain in North America, with more than 1,100 outlets in the United States and Canada.Revenues should top $10 billion once new stores are added this year. The two chains had combined revenues of more than $8 billion last year."This makes them the Toys R Us of the office-supply industry," said Mark Millman, head of Millman Search Group Inc., a national retail consultant firm based in Lutherville.
April 24, 2006
Emmett Howard Allen Sr., a retired machinist who spent his later years helping rebuild trains at the B&O Railroad Museum in Baltimore, died of heart and lung conditions Wednesday in his Northeast Baltimore home. He was 85. Mr. Allen was born and raised in West Baltimore, served in the Army and retired from Westinghouse Electric Co., where he worked as a machinist in its Linthicum plant. From his first marriage, which ended in divorce, Mr. Allen had two children who survive him: Emmett Allen Jr. and Linda Allen, both of North Carolina.
November 18, 2001
Who knew school could be so much fun? At "Cabaret for Kids," formally clad guests toured the Children's Guild Baltimore school, finding new adventures around every corner. In one hallway, an a capella group from Johns Hopkins University, the All Nighters, serenaded. Around the corner, a tarot card reader awaited. Buffets lined some corridors, while a magician roamed others. And this was only the warm-up. The big show was yet to come: a cabaret performance by guild faculty members and supporters.