| Sep 3, 2013
| 9:37 AM
A new toy store has opened in Colonial Williamsburg.
The William Pitt Store, located on the northwest corner of Duke of Gloucester and Botetourt Streets, is located in a historic building and was formerly known as the Davidson Shop.
| Sep 11, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift for little Johnny or Susie? How about a "Breaking Bad" meth lab toy set?
No, I'm not joking.
It's astounding that anyone -- even the rabid "Breaking Bad" fans who live for Sundays to see what will happen to...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:40 AM
Consider the holiday retail race to be in full swing, as both Wal-Mart and Toys R Us moved early Thursday to stake a claim in the competitive toy market.
Discount behemoth Wal-Mart, which says it’s the largest toy seller in the nation, unveiled...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 7:52 PM
For the last 18 years, Jakks Pacific Inc. has been a player in the ultra-competitive Southern California toy-making business, up against the likes of giant Mattel Inc. in El Segundo and others.
But Jakks' roster of toys — including the Smurfs,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 10:59 PM
Temperatures are beachside-balmy. Most Americans haven't thought about their Halloween costumes. Parents are still in back-to-school mode.
But retailers already have visions of profit dancing in their heads.
Kmart aired its first holiday ad last week,...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:02 AM
| Apr 10, 2013
| 11:45 AM
Though 13-month-old Harley Ann Lubic may not see her Army staff sergeant father for long stretches of time, she won’t forget his face thanks to a special doll.
The cuddly 12-inch doll is dressed in military camouflage fatigues and has a plastic...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 6:07 AM
A 64-year-old man was robbed and beaten with his own walking stick after a group of six teenagers and young men attacked him in a parking lot at the Glen Burnie Towne Center late Tuesday night, according to Anne Arundel County Police.
The incident was...
| Apr 25, 2013
If you are a working mom like me, you might find it hard to do all the things moms want to do for their children like preserve some of their earliest toys, shoes, artwork and photographs.
My husband’s mother, who passed away in 2009, was so good...
| May 2, 2013
| 2:26 PM
Sol Kramer, who turned a Depression-era 15-cent balsa toy airplane business into a leading wholesale hobby empire, died of pneumonia April 24 at Hospice by the Sea in Pompano Beach, Fla. The former Pikesville resident was 96.
Born in Baltimore, he was...
| May 11, 2013
| 6:21 AM
We are getting ready to adopt a cat but have never had one before. Besides a litter box and food and water bowls, what should we buy ahead of time to be ready for our new family member?
Now that you have the basics covered, it's time to think about...