Entertainment, Events, Family, Health

State Fire Marshal provides Halloween safety tips for Marylanders

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Even as parents and caregivers continue to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Halloween is still one of the most exciting nights of the year. This year’s festivities will look a bit different and call for creative alternatives that are both fun and follow local COVID-19 guidelines and recommendations.  Regardless of how Marylanders choose to celebrate this Halloween, State Fire Marshal …


Business, Events

MDOT MVA offices to close October 12 for federal holiday

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration will close all branch offices Monday, October 12, in observance of the Columbus Day holiday. MDOT MVA offices will reopen Tuesday, October 13, by appointment only. MDOT MVA self-service VEIP kiosks, online services, and 24-hour kiosks will be available through the holiday. Customers are encouraged to check the MDOT MVA eStore …


Baltimore County to hold ‘Boo Thru’ event at Honeygo Regional Park

PERRY HALL, MD—A fun, family event will be coming to Perry Hall later this month. The Baltimore County Department of Recreation and Parks will hold a “Boo Thru” event at Honeygo Regional Park. The event will take place on Friday, October 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Local organizations will be distributing pre-packaged, grab-and-go goodie bags. Children will be able …

National Coffee Day 2020: Where to find local java deals on Tuesday

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Tuesday, September 29, is National Coffee Day. At a meeting on 3–7 March 2014, a decision was made by the International Coffee Organization to launch the first official International Coffee Day in Milan as part of Expo 2015. Various events have been held, called Coffee Day or National Coffee Day, with many of these on or around September 29 …

THE AVENUE at White Marsh 2020 Tree Lighting to be virtual, Holiday Parade ‘postponed’

WHITE MARSH, MD—The holiday season will be a bit different this year at THE AVENUE at White Marsh. On Thursday, officials announced that the venue’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony would be virtual and that the annual Holiday Parade would be “postponed” until 2021. From the official announcement: “It is with heavy hearts that we accept THE AVENUE at White Marsh …

White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company to open Holiday Train Garden in November

WHITE MARSH, MD—The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company has announced plans to move ahead with its 2020 Holiday Train Garden. This year’s train garden will open to the public on November 27th. As the date draws closer, officials say they will announce various COVID-19 safety protocols, including “general admission” and “scheduled viewing times.” WMVFC is located at 10331 Philadelphia Road …

Hallmark to hold 2020 Keepsake Ornament Debut on The Avenue in October

NOTTINGHAM, MD—The annual Hallmark Ornament Debut will be held on THE AVENUE at White Marsh in October. More than 150 new ornaments are expected to be debuted this year. To avoid large crowds on Ornament Debut weekend, this year Hallmark is offering the same promotions and Crown Rewards bonus points over the course of nine days. The event will be …

Labor Day gas prices lowest in four year, fueling end-of-summer road trips

TOWSON, MD—As the Labor Day holiday weekend approaches, travelers are taking to the roadways rather than flying or using other modes of transportation, according to AAA – but they aren’t opting for the usual tourist spots, as concerns over the coronavirus continue to shape travel plans. Lower gas prices are also helping to fuel the demand for family road trips, …