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With only a few days to go before the biggest shopping season of the year officially arrives, the Harford Mall is looking like the hostess whose guests arrived while she was still in her curlers. While new Harford Mall...
Christmas is five weeks away and all my son wants is the incredibly over-priced Lego Star Wars Imperial Star Destroyer. I thought I had time to talk him out of it ("There's too many pieces...I'm not going to spend...
The bloggers have been buzzing with the news that Bel Air's Best Buy store decided at the last minute not to sell PlayStation 3 on its Friday release date or Nintendo Wii, which was to go on sale tomorrow,...

Where’s the grammar?

This week I took the opportunity to visit both my son's third-grade class at Forest Lakes Elementary School and I popped in for the open house at St. Margaret School in Bel Air. I wanted to compare...
"Everyday Math" is getting a closer look today on the front page of the New York Times where its story on this and other "reform math" programs was the most e-mailed of the day. Parents are suspicious of "reform...
I took advantage of this week's American Education Week celebration to break into my son's classroom -- well, almost. I like to be involved in my kids' education. But I'm finding it's kind of tricky. First off, I have...
Bel Air News & Views took advantage of Saturday's summerlike weather to catch a picture of the kids posing by Kilgore Falls in Rocks State Park for our family Christmas card. My husband and the kids had found their...
I haven't seen any updates on how that zoning hearing ended Thursday night after one parent complained that the shopping center proposed to be built next to Forest Lakes Elementary School might draw rats. But, it did give me...

Rats in School?

Rats in school? That's one idea that just didn't occur to me when I wrote my previous post on the zoning hearing for the shopping center proposed to go up right next to my son's elementary school. According to...
Hey, interested parents. I just stumbled across a notice of a zoning hearing for that shopping center that's supposed to go in right next to Forest Lakes Elementary School in the 10.5-acre site on the corner of Route 24...