Whodunnit?

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Beth Tfiloh Community Theatre just closed a performance of “The Mystery of Edwin Drood,” a Tony Award-winning, solve-it-yourself musical comedy. The four performances took place on Aug. 18, 20, 22 and 25. “The Mystery” is based on an unfinished novel by Charles Dickens and introduces eight suspects, each with his or her own conniving motive…. Read More

Love Her Sew

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“Had it not been for my granddaughter, I wouldn’t be here today,” said Ellen S. Federoff, 63, of Randallstown. “I died two years ago,” she said. “My heart stopped, my kidneys failed, and I was in a coma. People told me that while I was in a coma, my daughter, Rose, was there. She took… Read More

Car Safety a Concern for All Ages

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Mandee and Steven Heinl were engaged in February 2011. As part of the planning for their June 2012 wedding, they went car shopping. “We knew we wanted a family, and [we knew that] we were going to have this car when we started our family,” said Mandee of the 2012 Acura RDX they purchased in… Read More

Novel Flavors

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Each Jewish New Year, as we greet each other with a joyous shannah tovah, I add a happy birthday for myself. Being born on Rosh Hashanah, a holiday with a tradition of tasting new food, as well as being the owner of The Classic Catering People, I relish in the discovery of novel flavors. Rosh… Read More

Why ‘Princesses: Long Island’ doesn’t work

From left: Joey Lauren, Amanda Bertoncini, Casey Cohen, Ashlee White, Chanel “Coco” Omari and Erica Gimbel gave very few Jewish moments to their cringe-worthy reality show.
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The debut season of Bravo’s reality show “Princesses: Long Island” has finally come to a close, and I think it’s pretty safe to declare it a disappointment. Not that you would have had to watch all 10 episodes to reach this conclusion. The trailer preceding the series pretty much said it all. “Oh no!” every… Read More

Want Savings?

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Six months ago, Laura Fugate, 28, bought a Toyota Prius. She was looking for ways to cut expenses and save money, and the Prius has paid off. “The savings in gas is ridiculous,” said Fugate, an office manager for a public research company who commutes to downtown Baltimore from Perry Hall each weekday. The Prius… Read More

Major Dude

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On a recent visit to Baltimore, Brian Levin, a Westminster native, sat in Starbucks at Pikesville’s Festival of Woodholme discussing his upcoming film, “Flock of Dudes.” The film, Levin’s first feature, is a comedy about a 30-something man who decides to “break up” with his buddies so he can become a full-fledged adult. Although it… Read More

Nothing To Be Ashamed Of

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Fifty years ago, a bittersweet novelty song about a boy at summer camp hit the airwaves and caught fire across the globe. Just two weeks after its release, “Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah” had sold 300,000 copies. But its writer and singer, Allan Sherman, was no one-hit wonder. In the previous year he had become stratospherically… Read More

Kindergarten Jitters (It Can’t Be Here Already!)

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Starting kindergarten can be an exciting but anxiety provoking time for both children and parents. For me, as my oldest daughter prepares to start kindergarten this year, it’s bittersweet. How can it have been over five years ago when she was born, and how can this day have come so soon?! Like it or not,… Read More

Back to School 101

Your children are enjoying every second of summer vacation but you need to get ready to send them back to school. Don’t think your list stops with pencils, backpacks and new clothes. You also need to prepare a back to school health checklist. Children need to be healthy and alert in order to do well… Read More