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Fall Festivals and Halloween Happenings

Compiled by Melanie OΓÇÖBrien Crisp air, stunning foliage, spooky decorations, creative costumesΓÇöwhatever you like best about the season, here are lots of ways to make the most of autumnΓÇÖs bounty in the Baltimore area. Just beware of disappointing your trick-or-treaters: take the time to verify the events listed!| Baltimore City …

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Fall Festivals and Halloween Happenings

Compiled by Melanie O’Brien Crisp air, stunning foliage, spooky decorations, creative costumes—whatever you like best about the season, here are lots of ways to make the most of autumn’s bounty in the Baltimore area. Just beware of disappointing your trick-or-treaters: take the time to verify the events listed!| Baltimore City …

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Last But Not Least – October 2015

By Lisa Robinson I thought I only had one mother and that I put her ashes to rest. Apparently, I was wrong. It seems I have two additional mothers: my two daughters. My 16-year-old barged in to my room one evening while I was relaxing to tell me that I …

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Let’s Eat – October 2015

By Kit Waskom Pollard Parking has gotten tougher in Hampden. Stroller parking, that is. At Play Caf├⌐ Baltimore, a casual eatery that opened on Chestnut Avenue in early June, the designated ΓÇ£stroller parkingΓÇ¥ area is inside, just to the right of the entrance. On the left, stacks of high chairs …

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Game On! – October 2015

By Patrick Gutierrez When I was growing up in Southern California, my dad routinely expressed a desire to one day retire to a place where he could enjoy the changing seasons. In 2007, he and my mom finally sold the house theyΓÇÖd lived in for more than 45 years and …

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Educational Exchange – October 2015

By Ashley Talmadge Kids are notoriously reticent when it comes to divulging details of their school lives. Questions from parents often receive a single-word response. Or a shrug. The first indication of any sort of school-related problem, therefore, might come via an unexpected note from the teacher.| Want better insight …

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Your Special Child – October 2015

By Amy Landsman ΓÇ£He just couldnΓÇÖt sit still,ΓÇ¥ recalls a mom in Lutherville, referring to her son when he was 3 years old. ΓÇ£I think itΓÇÖs the impulsivity which worried me the most.ΓÇ¥ The little boy would get ΓÇ£so excited that he would get up and push: push me, push …

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Elissa Brent Weissman, Children's Author

By Kate Marley Elissa Brent Weissman has been writing for most of her life, completing her first novel when she was in the sixth grade and living in Merrick, N.Y. It was never published, but, undaunted, Weissman continued to write and, in 2005, graduated from the Writing Seminars program at …

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youth sports during covid-19

During this pandemic, so many cherished routines have been sacrificed, and the loss of sports is one that really stings for lots of kids. Not only do sports provide a way to stay fit and have fun, but they are also sources of socialization and confidence. And, of course, they …

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