December 18, 1990
TIS THE SEASON to be merry, as they say, but this year the world is too much with us. Prospects of recession. War in the gulf. Homicide epidemic at home. And empty pockets with which to greet Santa.Went to Santa's workshop to buy brother Bob a gift. For years have entertained notion of presenting him with miracle compact disc player that plays "Art of Fugue," M. C. Hammer and Lawrence Welk polkas with equal aplomb.Asked Santa's helper how much was this very nice looking miracle compact disc player.
December 4, 1992
Patuxent Jaycees can arrange for Santa Claus to visit homesThe Patuxent Valley Jaycees have a hot line to Santa's workshop and can arrange for Santa and his helper to visit your home in Burtonsville, Laurel or anywhere in Howard County. This very affordable Santa will visit your home or holiday party. In addition, Santa will be available for video or photo opportunities.Santa is available to visit homes from Dec. 11 to Dec. 22. He has a busy schedule, so book early.Call 880-4323 for more information.
November 24, 1993
The Cancer Resource & Support Center (CaRES) Thrift Shop will have a One-Half Off Black Circle Sale from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 4 at the shop in Patriots Plaza, 8043-B Ritchie Highway, Pasadena, near Jumpers Hole Road.The thrift shop, which benefits CaRES, is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.Information: 760-2929.Santa's Workshop at Pasadena ElementaryPasadena Elementary School will be the site of Santa's Workshop from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Dec. 3, featuring a craft show and free gift wrapping.
December 27, 2000
Last week we asked you what Auntie Claus' key unlocks. The answer: The door to an old elevator that takes passengers to Santa's workshop. Thanks to Ashley Vance of Armstead Garden Elementary School and Betty Hanyak's kindergarten class at Mount Harmony Elementary School for their responses! Teachers: Check www.sunspot.net / nie tomorrow for stance questions related to Just for Kids stories.
November 30, 1990
It's curtain time again at Northeast and Chesapeake high schools this weekend, as student thespians take to the stage in fall productions.Take an empty, old, cliffside house facing the sea in Connecticut, add a harried, aspiring playwright and his sister, throw in a series of suspicious deaths 15 years earlier and an evil spirit or two and you will have an idea of what's in store at Northeast High School's production."
December 1, 1993
It seems to me that the quality of shopping mall Santas has declined dramatically in recent years, and that the industry as a whole should take a good long look at itself and ask: "Is this what the Great Man is all about?"Wander past the Hickory Farms store and The Gap and into any "Santa's Workshop" and you're liable to see a succession of thin, pallid, edgy Santas that seem pulled from a William Burroughs novel.Think Santa as played by Harvey Keitel and you have some idea of what we're dealing with here.