Monday, August 27, 2012
A new school year begins with endless opportunities and possibilities.
Today is the first day of school for most local K-12 students. To make me feel even older and more removed from my own school days, I did a little math. Today's new freshmen are members of the Class of 2016. Today's new kindergartners are members of the Class of 2025. I don't know about you, but when these kindergartners graduate, they will do so 50 years after I graduated from high school. It just doesn't seem possible. I have a relationship with my school days that I'm sure many—if not all of us— have. Some school memories, including some from first grade (I'm so old my school—Mars Estates Elementary School in Essex—did not have kindergarten when I was that age) seem like they were so recent I could simply reach out and touch them. …
Today is the first day of school for most area K-12 students. Send us your pictures of the kids in their new clothes, ready for a new school year.
Baltimore County Public Schools and many independent and religious schools opened their doors for a new school year today. If you took a picture of your children as they readied for the school day, please add their photo to this gallery by clicking on the "add photos and videos" tab.
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Save through Aug. 18 on qualifying shoes and footwear.
Getting the kids ready for school? Need a new wardrobe? Maryland's tax-free week started Sunday and runs through Saturday, Aug. 18. Maryland retailers won't charge the six percent sales tax on qualifying apparel and shoes under $100. Accessories are not eligible for the promotion. A list of eligible items is attached to this article. You tell us: What deals are have you found to make the most out of tax-free week?
Monday, August 6, 2012
The county has scheduled two sessions to immunize children up to 18.
Before sending the kids off to school later this month, check if their immunization records are up to date. The county is offering free recommended vaccinations for children up to 18 who are eligible under the Vaccines for Children program, according to a news release. This includes children without health insurance and who are on Medicaid. Parents do not need to schedule appointments, but must bring a copy of their child's immunization records, the release reads. Students entering college can receive the meningitis vaccine. Vaccinations are available at the following times and locations: Monday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Woodlawn Health Center 1811 Woodlawn Drive Baltimore, MD 21207 Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Family Resource Center …