Sweetness of Freedom Memorial Day weekend welcomes Shavuot


Memorial Day brings the holiday weekend that ushers in the beginning of everything summer. And Shavuot occurs at the same time, reminding us of the Exodus from slavery in Egypt. The Torah was given to the Jews, as their journey was one from misery to a country flowing with milk and honey. So, eating dairy… Read More

A Music Man Memorial to beloved Pikesville native hit all the right notes

Steven Michael Stern (Provided)

The room was filled with posters and statues of Hollywood’s biggest and brightest names — the Iron Lady, the Three Stooges and the Dark Knight — but the name on everyone’s mind that night at the Pikes Theater was not Christian Bale or Meryl Streep,  it was Steven Michael Stern. Stern, raised in Pikesville, loved… Read More

Off to See The Wizard First spring musical of JCC’s theater program showcases its growing popularity


The week before opening night, the cast members of the Owings Mills JCC’s “The Wizard of Oz” transformed a small rehearsal space first into the cornfields of Kansas, then swirled it into the opulence of Oz, just by the sheer force of their song and dance. One can only imagine the magic in store when… Read More

Poetry Place

Lag B’Omer is behind us, yet Sinai still seems so far away. We taste yesterday’s bitterness even as we attempt to shed our enslavement, even as we begin to breathe in our freedom. We count the days, 49 in all; seven days a week for seven weeks. Each day is another step from liberation to… Read More

5K or Bouquet Unique ways to commemorate Mother’s Day

Participants in the Maryland Half Marathon and 5K, founded by Michael Greenebaum and Jon Sevel of Pikesville, are raising funds for the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, a research and teaching facility gifted by Greenebaum’s father, Stewart, and named in honor of his mother, Marlene, a two-time breast cancer survivor. Now… Read More

Playful, Poignant Faunette

Artist Ruth 
Channing inspects a print in her Mount Vernon studio. .

Ruth Channing moved to Paris after a two-year stint at the Rhode Island School of Design to study printmaking and etching at the acclaimed experimental studio Atelier 17 in her early 20s. She quickly became enchanted and smitten with the history, culture and sensuality of her surroundings. There, she said, “everything seemed to be soaked… Read More

Handle with Care

Haverford College President Daniel Weiss will take over as head of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York this summer.

HAVERFORD, Pa. — Visiting the Memorial de Caen museum in Normandy, France, in 1996, Daniel Weiss was captivated by eight photographs showing the public hanging of three partisans in Minsk, Belarus, on Oct. 26, 1941. The two male victims’ identities were known, but the female was anonymous, and Weiss set out to learn who she… Read More

A Real Hit

Vegetarians will love the offerings at Nationals Park.

I have spent nearly 40 years covering all kinds of sports, but I must admit that I love baseball the best. There is nothing better than an afternoon at the ballpark in the warm sun with a couple of hotdogs (mustard and relish, of course), a bag of unshelled peanuts and a cold beverage. Vendors… Read More

It All Adds Up


Now that the deadline has passed to submit your taxes, you may be dreaming about what to buy with your refund check, but the president of a wealth management group in Bethesda believes your time would be better spent making sure you don’t receive a refund next year. According to Charlie Meyers of Meyers Meighan… Read More

Scarf Maven


Local businesswoman Terri Kane is best known to her national and international clientele as the “scarf maven.” Now she can add published author to her title with the release of her humorous memoir, “Scarf Maven Ties One On.” With a whopping 28,000 scarves sold in the last four years, it’s clear that the Baltimore-based top-rated… Read More