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Christmas in August?

Christmas in July sales used to be funny. You know, the car dealership or home and garden store running red and green advertisements to boost business during a slow summer stretch. But yesterday I hit Factory Card Outlet...
Three months and two weeks. That's how long it took the newest most fashionable denim trend to discover me all the way out here in Bel Air. Back on May 8, I posted an item on this blog...
From the look of Friday's Aegis, it appears that all the hoopla last year over what was to be built on the weed-filled corner next to Forest Lakes Elementary School may have been settled at an August meeting of...
Ten days until school starts and all through the house I hear the moaning and groaning from bored little mouths. “Camp has ended,” they say, “vacation has too.” “There's nothing, no nothing, just nothing to do.” “That's not true,”...
I am a shopping snob. I admit it. Back in my two-paycheck no-kids days, I was all about Nordstrom, Bloomingdale's, Henri Bendel. Of course, my journalist's salary didn't allow me to buy too much there, but my role...
Those interested in local news that comes via the blogosphere should check out FredNet: Frederick Maryland Online at http://frednet.wordpress.com/. The Baltimore Sun's Maryland section today includes a story about Frednet Publisher Guy Schmidt and his 2-year-old blog about...
Blogging these past few months has taught me something. I have a great deal more success writing about many things than actually doing them. Of course, sometimes all the blogging keeps me from doing them. Take, for example, parenting,...
I didn't want summer to end without seeing the ocean waves crashing against the sand, so Bel Air News & Views decided to take the family on a day trip to the beach. I like Rehoboth Beach in Delaware...
Bel Air News & Views took the family to do the touristy thing in Washington, D.C. Saturday. It's really a great way to spend a day without spending a dime (except, of course, for what you pay for gas...
The quirky blog Bags In Trees (which celebrates the plastic grocery bags tangled in Baltimore's brush) honored Bel Air News & Views by graciously posting a photo we submitted of our very own backyard "bag in a tree." They...