| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:31 PM
"Toy Story of Terror" (ABC, Wednesday). And so the three-headed holiday season begins, with a Halloween special wrought from the "Toy Story" franchise -- a franchise, it hurts my brain to realize, that is nearly 20 years old. No expense, horses or...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:46 AM
LEESBURG — People don't usually think of art when they think of the Barbie doll, but Amy Griffin did.
When Griffin, executive director of the Leesburg Center for the Arts, had a collection of the pert and popular dolls donated for use in an...
| Oct 13, 2013
Hanukkah is just 45 days away, and Christmas is coming right up!
Forget Halloween candy and costumes. The upcoming holidays qualify as a shopping emergency.
If you think I've lost my mind, don't. It's your sanity that may be on the line....
| Oct 14, 2013
| 10:45 AM
Mysterious British street artist Banksy, infiltrating New York with "Better Out Than In," on Friday introduced "Sirens of the Lambs."
It's art in motion. A slaughterhouse delivery truck is filled with plush animal toys, squeaking through the slatted...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:01 AM
Mattel Inc., the nation’s largest toy company, and Barbie, likely its best-known product, are heading into Christmas looking up.
The El Segundo-based company reported net income of $422.8 million, or $1.21 a share, for the third quarter, which...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 8:24 AM
The Toys for Tots organizational meeting will be held Thursday at 5 p.m. at the DeHardit House on Lewis Avenue in the Gloucester Court House village area.
George Gates is the Middle Peninsula coordinator for the annual Toys for Tots program. Last year,...
| 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...