December 8, 2011
Fresh & Green, a grocery chain that took over eight former SuperFresh locations in our area, is offering a promotion Saturday -- Dec. 10 -- to give away wreaths to the first 100 customers at each of the stores. The event runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Even if you don't get a free wreath, Fresh & Green is offering other holiday festivities such as a “meet and greet with Santa Claus” and a kids' cookie decorating workshop. Fresh & Green locations in Baltimore are 1020 W. 41 st St. and 222 N. Charles Street.
December 7, 2011
By the time the wind had stopped blowing, needles from my neighbor's white pine tree were all over our place. It was a wonderful windfall, though, because I'd been handed bundles of free "pine findings" (dry pine needles), a perfect material for mulching acid-loving plants. In the meantime, my neighbor's white pine was no worse for wear, because right on schedule, and even though it looked a little ragged, the 20-year-old tree had simply shed its 2-year-old needles that had turned yellow and brown several weeks earlier.
November 8, 2011
At its annual Veterans Day ceremony , American Legion Post 60 will lay a wreath Saturday, Nov. 12 at noon at the American Legion Memorial at Ivy Hill Cemetery on Sandy Spring Road. After the wreath laying, continue to Post 60 lounge, 2 Main St., to pay tribute to veterans of all five branches of the military forces who have served our county. 301-725-2302.
December 24, 2010
Joseph Vogel of Parkville had never seen this angel before, nor the blow-up Santa, the reindeer, the baby Jesus. But when he woke up Thursday morning and looked out front of his two-story house, there they were, along with a string of snowflakes, lights, a wreath and Christmas packages. All the Christmas decorations were stolen from elsewhere, and placed on his lawn in the 2400 block of Autumn View Way with great care in the dead of night. "Whoever did this went through an elaborate effort to decorate somebody's lawn," said Vogel, who had a furlough day Thursday from his job in procurement at the University of Maryland, College Park.
December 2, 2010
I was digging around in all the Christmas stuff the other day and thinking, "Didn't I just do this?" Actually, I did just do this. Time got away from me last year, and I didn't get the Christmas decorations down until around Valentine's Day, and I didn't put them away until about Easter. I don't know. I was busy, I guess. So, technically, I did just do this. For about the 28 t h time. And I found myself sighing with something like boredom. Over the years, I have edited my collection of Christmas stuff so that only the best or most treasured items get a spot in our tiny house.
December 4, 2008
theater The Nativity story: This retelling of the Nativity story at Rep Stage was written by William Gibson, who replaced the archangel Gabriel with an inept spirit who follows Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem. The Butterfingers Angel, Mary & Joseph, Herod the Nut & The Slaughter of the 12 Hit Carols in a Pear Tree is performed through Jan. 4 at Howard Community College, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Showtimes vary. Tickets are $12-$30. Call 410-772-4900 or go to www.repstage.org.