Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Annapolis police say holiday shopping leads to an increase in "crimes of opportunity."
The holiday season brings more than twinkling lights and retail discounts, police said it can also bring criminals. "You will see an increase of thefts from vehicles between now and Christmas because people will be purchasing more valuable goods and forget to lock their cars," said Sgt. Eric Crane of the Annapolis police. "If people leave anything of value in an unsecured vehicle, it will be taken." Crane called these "crimes of opportunity"—meaning your car is more likely to be broken into if there are visible shopping bags or valuable items in your car. He recommends placing all bags and packages in the trunk. "Many people carry bags to their car and then continue to shop," Crane said. "Did someone watch you load the car and then leave…
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
A look at potential gifts from a local business for someone on your holiday list.
As the holiday season approaches, Patch will be visiting area businesses to get a sense of what they have to offer for holiday shoppers looking to save, spend or splurge on gifts. Today's gift ideas come from Mary & Blanche, a downtown Annapolis shop located at 188 Main St. The store is full of unique, off-beat items like bacon flavored toothpaste and infaltable animal heads. There is a range of books, barware, office toys and clothing. SAVE (Items $5 or less): SPEND (Items $15 or less): SPLURGE (Items $30 or less): Want your business highlighted in the gift guide? Email:Anna.Staver@patch.com Editor's Note: The price points for save, spend and splurge are based off the price range at each business highlighted in the gift guide.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Fitting in an hour of exercise is easier said than done during he holiday season, but here's some tips to combine holiday chores and a fitness routine.
I am a fitness writer, which means not only do I write, but I am supposed to live a fit life. I am supposed to get in my workouts no matter what. But I am here to tell you, it's always easy. When people write me to say they just can’t work fitness into their schedule, I get it. Most of us lead extremely busy lives and even if we have already made fitness a part of our lives, there are still days when we find it difficult to take an hour out of our day to get in a run, bike, swim or class. This is especially true during the holiday season. With parties, shopping and decorating added to our already busy schedules, it would be easy to skip a workout here and there in order to get everything done. But it is exactly because of this busy …