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  • Crack-smoking Toronto Mayor Rob Ford makes U.S. pols look good

    Thank you, Rob Ford. Thank you for making American politicians look so good. It’s almost as though the mayor of Toronto was planted north of the border just to make the American citizenry think to itself: “Hey, we thought our guys were...
  • Shoppers come out for calmer Black Friday

    Shoppers come out for calmer Black Friday
    Opposed to shopping on Thanksgiving Day, Betty Allen of West Friendship waited until midnight to head to Walmart in Ellicott City for $2 DVDs and then shopped through the night without crowds to buy boots and clothing for her four children with stops at...
  • Empty Stocking Fund receives more donations but needs even more

    More donations have been received this week by the Empty Stocking as the Harford County based charity works toward its 2013 fundraising goals. The fund raising goal for 2013 is $80,000. As of Thursday, the fund has received $21,740 in monetary donations....
  • Lessons the American Girl store can teach Silicon Valley

    Lessons the American Girl store can teach Silicon Valley
    PALO ALTO -- Starting about 7 a.m. Saturday in a corner of the Stanford Shopping Center, hundreds of girls under the age of 11 will begin lining up for an event that many of them have been dreaming about for years now: the grand opening of an American...
  • Playapy connects parents with therapists, toys designed to help kids

    Often, getting children the help they need can be a battle. Scheduling a test, getting a diagnosis, finding a therapist and dealing with insurance all take time. Even parents who just want to help their children speak or write better often don’t...
  • 'Thor: The Dark World' gets Lego movie poster treatment

    'Thor: The Dark World' gets Lego movie poster treatment
    Thor, Loki and their Asgardian pals are getting the Lego treatment in a new parody of the “Thor: The Dark World” movie poster.   The poster, released on Nov. 6, features Lego versions of the stars of the upcoming Marvel film in a promotion for...
  • Empty Stocking Fund collecting toys, money to help less fortunate

    The annual push is on to fill The Empty Stocking Fund to help the less fortunate families of Harford County. The goal again this year is $80,000; as of Monday, donations received totaled $23,970, so there's still a long way to go to fill it. Recent...
  • No Tasers or gizmos for Christmas: Give the gift of tradition

    No Tasers or gizmos for Christmas: Give the gift of tradition
    I love Christmas. I hate Christmas. Don't you? Leaving aside the religious aspect of the holiday, it's a struggle to find the right gifts for the right people. One guy I know solved the dilemma this way for years: Sweaters. Sweaters for...
  • GoldieBlox: The girls' toy commercial sweeping the Internet

    GoldieBlox: The girls' toy commercial sweeping the Internet
    If you haven’t seen it, check out the commercial for GoldieBlox that’s sweeping the Internet. It’s an ad for a set of interactive toys and books that encourages girls to build their own castles rather than wait for princes to come do...
  • Sometimes value is impossible to pin down precisely

    Q: Can you tell me about these two Yoshitoku dolls my grandparents bought for us around 1982? A: When we wrote about the Japanese dolls a few years back, we told readers that Yoshitoku is a historic, luxury Japanese doll maker, that their high quality...
  • It's Shopping Saturday: The pre-Black Friday edition

    It's Shopping Saturday: The pre-Black Friday edition
    It's Freebie Friday magically morphs into Shopping Saturday! I've put together a coupon-friendly edition of pre-Black Friday deals so you can get a head start on holiday shopping without the hassle of standing in line on Thanksgiving or Black Friday. I've...