Friday, April 20, 2012
A carnival is being held in the mall's parking lot until April 22.
The annual White Marsh Mall Carnival is drawing to an end. Held in the parking lot at 8200 Perry Hall Blvd., the event began on April 12 and is expected to close on April 22. Patch first reported on the carnival on April 10. Read the article's comments for reviews. "There's plenty of rides, games and food for everybody," said Ralph Weiss, a spokesman for Dreamland Amusements, the company running the carnival. The carnival—open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 11 p.m. on weekends—features at least 20 rides, games and refreshment booths, according to Weiss. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children under 10. Wristbands for unlimited rides can be purchased for $25 each (a $5 off coupon is available on Dreamland Amusements' …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Students at Perry Hall Elementary planted seeds and decorated T-shirts on Wednesday.
If you ask Jake Hutchins why it's important to recycle, he tells you: "So we can help the earth and not like fill up landfills." The third-grader spent much of Wednesday morning decorating a T-shirt and planting seeds with the help of his teacher, Melissa Foy, at Perry Hall Elementary. "Between science, social studies and health units, we're trying to raise environmental awareness," Foy said. While all third-graders in the school decorated T-shirts with paintings of the earth and slogans like "don't litter," Foy's was the only class to plant seeds. Most of the materials for the planting were donated by Miracle-Gro, she said. "It's important for the kids to understand that it's up to them to keep the earth clean," Foy said. What does your …
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
The carnival in the mall's parking lot is scheduled between April 12-22.
You can almost taste the funnel cake—the annual White Marsh Mall Carnival is just days away. Mall management confirmed Monday that the parking lot at 8200 Perry Hall Blvd. will host the event April 12-22. Set-up for rides began over Easter weekend. "There's plenty of rides, games and food for everybody," said Ralph Weiss, a spokesman for Dreamland Amusements, the company running the carnival. The carnival—open 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and noon to 11 p.m. on weekends—will feature at least 20 rides, games and refreshment booths, according to Weiss. Admission is $2 for adults and free for children under 10. Wristbands for unlimited rides can be purchased for $25 each (a $5 off coupon is available on Dreamland Amusements' website). …
Tuesday, April 3, 2012
Make Easter fun and easy with these simple tips.
My family watched the movie "Hop" last weekend and we all really enjoyed it. And as usual, it got me thinking about ways to have even more fun this Easter. As the holiday sneaks up closer and closer, I thought I’d share a few thoughts I came up with for this holiday. If you’re like me, you’re still working on the final details for your holiday. I know I have so much to do, but just a few short days to finish it up. Wishing you a happy and fun Easter, Perry Hall.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
A closet you don’t use can make the perfect escape.
Despite the huge playroom my children have in our Perry Hall home, I would often catch my boys playing with flashlights and hiding in the coat closet. I don’t know what it is about enclosed spaces, but I'm sure my kids aren’t the only ones who create forts, hide under tables and play in closets. So, I decided to create a permanent clubhouse in our basement closet under the stairs. Since we don’t use this space for storage, it makes a perfect clubhouse for my boys. And no, it has nothing to do with Harry Potter. We started by going to Lowe’s in White Marsh to pick out a paint color. My boys both love the color red, so that’s what they picked. Then we prepared the space and got busy painting and decorating. My 5-year-old loved that I helped…
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Suffering from cabin fever? Here are some activities to spruce up your day.
Whether you are trapped inside because of a snow day, a sick day or just trying to avoid being out in the cold, keeping your kids busy can help the day run more smoothly. You can make the most of the day, even if you didn’t plan ahead. Last week, we had plans to go to a friend’s house for a play date. Naturally, my boys woke up sick that morning, with one a snotty mess and the other coughing. They were both fighting colds and it didn’t seem right to take them out if they were contagious. We were all going to be stuck at home. So how did I keep the kids busy—and keep my sanity—without resorting to television? We started our day by making Star Wars pancakes. My little Star Wars fans love this kit, but we rarely have enough time on a weekday …