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  • Second-grader donates toys to local homeless children

    Grace Callwood, a second-grader at William S. James Elementary School in Abingdon, donated many new and gently used toys and books to the homeless children at Harford Family House, a shelter for homeless families with children in Aberdeen. Grace has...
  • Estancia's 'Guys & Dolls' take the stage

    Estancia's 'Guys & Dolls' take the stage
    In those hectic days, hours and minutes before opening night, it's time to "either laugh or cry." So says Pauline Maranian, director of Estancia High School's upcoming musical theater production of "Guys & Dolls," which opens Thursday for a three-...
  • Goo Goo Dolls to headline Preakness Eve concert at Pimlico

    Goo Goo Dolls to headline Preakness Eve concert at Pimlico
    Rockers the Goo Goo Dolls will headline a concert the day before Preakness at Pimlico Race Course, organizers announced Friday. The show is part of the People's Pink Party, a partnership between Pimlico and Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and takes place...
  • MT means empty, figot is spigot, pew butta is pure butter. Cornfused? Read on

    Whenever my sister calls me Doll or Doll Baby, eyebrows go up. They also go up when we call a blond, middle-aged man, who is like a brother, Precious. Much of the language of families and friends comes from what others have called us, from words coined by...
  • Toy Boat sets sail

    Toy Boat sets sail
    When Toy Boat Toy Boat Toy Boat owners Lori and Mike Curtin locked up at 5 p.m. Friday, they cried. "We put our life into this business, and we're just tapped out," said Lori, 40. "We can't do any more." The store's website encourages customers to say...
  • EEOC claims Toys 'R' Us discriminated against deaf job applicant

    EEOC claims Toys 'R' Us discriminated against deaf job applicant
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sued Toys "R" Us, alleging the company broke the law when staff at its Columbia store refused to provide a sign-language interpreter for a job applicant who is deaf. The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S....
  • Move is a real scream for Berwyn collectibles shop Horrorbles

    Move is a real scream for Berwyn collectibles shop Horrorbles
    You're alone in the far back corner of a basement on Roosevelt Road, the air choked with the dank smell of age. Above you, a Berwyn storefront. Around you, the cluttered office of its owner. What kind of maniac intentionally keeps his desk in the far back...
  • Still a dangerous attraction

    Still a dangerous attraction
    Last summer Kelly Bruski went to the store with her sons to buy a birthday gift for her boyfriend. When the boys, now 6 and 9, chose a magnet desk toy called Buckyballs, "I saw they were really picking out a gift for themselves," said Bruski, a sales...
  • Black and white

    Editor's note: Freelance writer Diedre A. Ware grew up in Havre de Grace and graduated from Havre de Grace High School. Her recollections of what it was like growing up black in an era when children's dolls were white was published recently in Dolls...
  • Feeling the holiday spirit at Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station toy drive

    Feeling the holiday spirit at Crescenta Valley Sheriff's Station toy drive
    Six-year-old Camilla Lopez timidly walked along a table topped with dozens of dolls — soon one would be hers if she could just find the right one. She finally settled on a girly doll resembling a baby and gently placed it in a black plastic bag....
  • Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents

    Long wait in bitter cold, but kids get their presents
    People waited in line for as long as seven hours in wind chill readings as low as 19 degrees below zero to pick up donated toys for their children and grandchildren the morning of Christmas Eve. Academy Award-winning actress and singer Jennifer Hudson,...