Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The mall hosted a pajama storytime Tuesday morning.
In case you were wondering, Santa wears snowflake pajamas. The Big Man in Red entertained a crowd of kids and babies—many dressed for a long winter's nap—Tuesday morning inside White Marsh Mall. Following songtime with Miss Julie, Santa read "Twas the Night Before Christmas." Mark Warwick said he takes his 16-month-old daughter Chloe to Family Fun Day each Tuesday. "She loves it," he said. This week, she dressed in a Santa outfit. The weekly events, between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m., have recently grown in popularity and regularly draw more than 100 parents and kids, said Jessica Benson, a mall marketing manager. Restaurants and shops inside the mall often provide giveaways and free samples after the events. Tell us about your favorite …
Friday, December 23, 2011
The jolly old elf was in the mood for Italian while passing through White Marsh on Thursday.
Even Santa needs a lunch break. He and Mrs. Claus were spotted Thursday afternoon at the Olive Garden in White Marsh. The pair had just returned from an appearance at a daycare at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Jarrettsville, they said. Santa said his preparations for Christmas were almost complete and gave some final advice to area children: "They should listen to their parents." Mrs. Claus also reminded children to "listen for jingle bells on the night before Christmas and leave carrots for the reindeer." Their appearance caused a stir among restaurant goers. Many waved and at least one little girl, Noelle Watson of Essex, ran up to whisper a few last-minute Christmas wishes into his ear. They were joined during lunch by their …
Monday, December 19, 2011
Do you have room in your home and in your heart for a new animal friend?
This is the first of four pet letters to Santa that will be featured on Patch this week. Check back tomorrow for more. The holiday season is a time for generosity, and this time of year many ask me which animal welfare organization is most in need. My top recommendation is The Baltimore Humane Society, which does not receive any government or tax funding. It is known is for its philosophy, transparency, practices and programs. Consider making a donation, volunteering your time or adopting a new pet from them. I would like to showcase some of BHS's temporary residents by presenting Miley's letters to Santa. Dear Santa, I am writing to you on behalf of the animals here at the Baltimore Humane Society. My friend Nixon wrote a letter to you …
Friday, December 16, 2011
Check out some of this weekend's holiday activities.
This article was originally published on Dec. 14. Celebrate the holidays close to home with the following family activities: 1. Perry Hall Mansion Holiday Open House 2. Live Nativity at Perry Hall United Methodist 3. Lunch with Santa at My Cafe 4. Sl-Hay Ride To Santa at Huber's Farm 5. Santa at White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company Christmas Tree Sale 6. Visit Santa at White Marsh Mall Did we forget an important local event? Tell us in the comments.
Saturday, January 1, 2011
As the song says, “if not for Christmas, then by New Year’s night.”
As we bid farewell to 2010, many of us will reflect on the passing year and recall its highs and lows. We might also look to the new year for all of the promise it holds. For homeless animals in our community, the Baltimore Humane Society is that promise and you help make their work possible. The following letters to Santa from Lou and Debo conclude our series showcasing animals at the Baltimore Humane Society in need of homes, but in no way does that signify an end to the need for your help. As you look to a bright new beginning and make the same resolutions you do each year, perhaps you can also find a way to help the most vulnerable members of our society, the homeless animals. Please contact the Baltimore Humane Society and learn …
Saturday, December 18, 2010
As we gather in our homes and celebrate the joys of the season, consider expanding your family with a four-legged friend.
The community's response to last week's column, Letters to Santa from Homeless Pets, was overwhelming! Thank you so much, readers, for recommending the story on Facebook, making comments and spreading the word about Peepers, Trixie and other animals hoping to be adopted by loving families. In this season of giving, there are many opportunities to benefit the less fortunate. The Baltimore Humane Society is a non-profit , no-kill animal shelter serving Baltimore County and the surrounding area. Like many shelters, it depends on the generosity of the community it serves. If you cannot personally provide a home for an animal, please consider giving the gift of support. Monetary donations, as well as volunteer time, can greatly enrich and …