| Dec 24, 2011
When we think about the year-end holidays, books often are at the center of our memories. Maybe we received a special book as a gift, and it became a cherished memento. Or maybe we read a book about the holidays each year, as a treasured part of our...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 2:50 PM
In his lifetime, Theodor Seuss Geisel created a plethora of fantasy characters under the pseudonym of Dr. Seuss. Many of them are incorporated in the musical "Seussical," now on view at the Huntington Beach Playhouse.
It's a sprawling, lighthearted...
| Jul 17, 2011
With the release this weekend of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part II," the final movie in the "Harry Potter" series, fans around the county have enjoyed numerous events to mark the occasion, with more still planned in the weeks to come....
| Aug 3, 2011
| 8:32 AM
Many of you may recognize the name Ralph Walls because his family has been a steadfast part of Harford County for over 90 years. His parents came to live and work in the county as dairy farmers in 1919. Ralph, 83, graduated from Bel Air High School in...
| Aug 15, 2011
| 5:30 PM
| Aug 19, 2011
| 8:40 AM
The Berenstain Bears, author Mike Berenstain is quick to admit, are late adopters.
Brother Bear and Sister Bear are more likely to play a game of hopscotch than Angry Birds. And tweeting doesn't appear to have arrived in Bear Country as of yet.
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:01 AM
If simple pleasures are, indeed, the best, then merry-go-rounds might be the best of the best at theme parks.
Although Orlando's parks are stocked with high-tech, 3-D, rib-rattling, in-your-face attractions, sometimes it's nice to just go around and...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 3:35 PM
The annual KelpFest celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Main Beach cobblestones. There will be a reconstructed kelp forest for visitors to walk through, stand-up paddle board rides, tidepool tours, arts and crafts, musical...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 2:56 PM
My son, Spencer, who turned 4 last September, can slide the bar to unlock my phone, push the video app, select Toy Story 3 and skip to his favorite scene — the one where Buzz Lightyear crawls up the vending machine.
If your child knows as much (or...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 4:39 PM
He may plug the middle of the Ravens' offensive line, but Matt Birk's life has always been more off-center.
In high school, Birk went out for the golf team before trying football. The road to the pros took him through Harvard. And, after signing his...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 7:30 AM
The classic Dr. Seuss tale gets "Deluxe Edition" treatment, as this animated version recounts a businessman's tale of how he was shown the light - by the title character - when he thought he'd found the path to immediate success and wealth.