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BY Linda L. Esterson
October 16, 2014

Laurie & Mike Rosen First Date: Sept. 27, 2011, for yogurt Wedding Date: May 17, 2014 Venue: Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Hotel in Baltimore Residence: Pikesville Favorite Activity: Spending time with their 4-year-old puggle, Bentley Laurie Collins planned a surprise for boyfriend Mike Rosen’s 26th birthday. They were vacationing in Naples, Fla., and she arranged CONTINUE »

BY Linda L. Esterson
October 3, 2014

Evelyn Katz knew her date would be late. She told him she wouldn’t go if he was even five minutes tardy. When he was 10 minutes late that Friday, April 11, 1946, she had removed her makeup and put her hair in curlers. When her date finally showed up with his handsome second cousin, Mitchell CONTINUE »

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BY Linda L. Esterson
October 2, 2014

Sally & Arnold Rifkin First Date: Moonlight cruise, August 1945 Wedding Date: Sept. 4, 1949 Venue: Chizuk Amuno Congregation Residence: Pikesville Favorite Activity: Cooking, traveling Sally Conn fell in love with Arnold Rifkin on their first date. Arnold, 17, needed a date for his fraternity’s moonlight cruise. A family connection paired him with Sally, 14. CONTINUE »

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BY Linda L. Esterson
September 4, 2014

Stacey & David Stern First Date: May 1982 to see “An Officer and a Gentleman” Wedding Date: Aug. 12, 1989 Venue: Martin’s West Residence: Owings Mills Favorite Activity: Exercising While David Stern and a friend walked past the Pikesville High School cafeteria during a school day in the early 1980s, his friend was the recipient CONTINUE »

BY Linda L. Esterson
August 21, 2014

Philip Sharp and Jenna Bishop met while on an Israel trip through the University of Maryland. Their individual trip leaders were married, so the groups came together for shared meals and activities. When they returned to college, Jenna and Phil discovered they had mutual friends, and they were both involved with the Meor program so CONTINUE »