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  • School for the Blind students make dog toys for fundraiser

    School for the Blind students make dog toys for fundraiser
    Fabrics in pink, green, yellow and a black-and-purple Ravens pattern dance across the table as students at the Maryland School for the Blind create dog toys as part of a fundraiser that also teaches them motor skills. The school, which serves 185 blind...
  • Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year

    Black Friday proper sees smaller crowds this year
    When Nordstrom in Thousand Oaks opened its doors Friday at 8 a.m., Chuck Pierson had been awake for more than two hours after being dragged "kicking and groggily screaming" on his wife's quest to find perfect shoes. The only fate that could be worse?...
  • 'Shop Small' gives merchants a big boost

    'Shop Small' gives merchants a big boost
    Even hard-core shoppers might not know the Saturday after Thanksgiving has an official retail-related name. But scores of independent merchants in the Baltimore area did their part Saturday to get the "Shop Small" message out for the fourth annual Small...
  • Cyber Monday: Running list of deals across the Web

    Cyber Monday: Running list of deals across the Web
    Cyber Monday has been the largest online shopping holiday in the past two years, according to Shop.org, an arm of the National Retail Federation that focuses on Internet retailers. Generally, bargain experts agree that Cyber Monday, which is Monday,...
  • Annie Awards 2014: Complete list of winners and nominees

    One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society. The following is a complete list of nominees: Animated feature "A...
  • Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps collecting Toys for Tots

    The Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps, along with the Marine Corps Reserves and the Toys for Tots Foundation, have designated the Havre de Grace Ambulance Corps station as a drop off location. Sought for the holiday drive are new, unwrapped toys and...
  • Worst toy of the year? Could iPotty be the winner?

    Worst toy of the year? Could iPotty be the winner?
    Voting for the annual "worst toy of the year" award is underway, an effort to highlight toys that are "oppressive and destructive" to children. On this year's short list: The iPotty, a child-size potty with a stand for an iPad. Don't worry, a "clear...
  • Upcoming events help support Empty Stocking Fund

    The Empty Stocking Fund is still nearly $50,000 short of its goal of $80,000 to help the needy of Harford County this Christmas season. As of Sunday, the fund had received $30,700. Support of The Empty Stocking Fund helps make the dreams of...
  • Toys R Us to pay $180,000 to settle lawsuit alleging overcharging

    The parent company of Toys R Us and Babies R Us agreed to pay nearly $180,000 to settle a lawsuit alleging that the retailers overcharged Southland shoppers, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. The Wayne, N.J., business...
  • Best Christmas toys use a child's imagination, not their thumbs

    I felt like a little girl all over again, pig-tailed and knock-kneed, eager to be left alone to play. One bin brimmed with sealed packages of shiny new jacks and little pink balls, another with a collection of Pickup Sticks. In this cramped back room of a...
  • Casino Miami Jai-Alai helps Toys for Tots, offers promotions

    Casino Miami Jai-Alai helps Toys for Tots, offers promotions
    Casino Miami Jai-Alai began celebrating the holidays with its annual Tree Lighting and Toys For Tots promotion. According to Casino Miami’s Executive Director of Marketing Stephen Blank: “Christmas is a time of sharing and good cheer.  We...