Life of Dance Local teens dream of ballroom glory

From the outside, The Promenade DanceSport Facility is unassuming, set in a low-slung, nondescript brick building, one of many in this sprawling Woodlawn business park. But inside is a different story. In the hushed dimness, before the music starts and the dancers lace up their dancing shoes to begin tripping the light fantastic, the gleaming,… Read More

The Bagel Boys Myerberg Center program helps retirees stay young and involved

Tuesdays are for the boys. At least that’s how it has been for the past four years at the Edward A. Myerberg Center, a facility that concentrates on engaging and connecting people 55 and older in the Baltimore community. The 41-year-old center on the corner of Fallstaff Road and Clarks Lane hosts a weekly program… Read More

BREAKING: Hogan Signs Executive Order on BDS

Gov. Larry Hogan has prohibited state agencies from contracting with companies and organizations aligned with a Palestinian-backed movement against Israel. Diving into a hotly debated international issue, Hogan on Monday signed an executive order opposing the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel (BDS), which has gained momentum in some parts of the country, worrying… Read More

Reflections on a Lost History Exhibit at Jewish Museum preserves Iraqi Jewish heritage

The meticulously restored historic Iraqi Jewish documents and artifacts on display through Jan. 15 at the Jewish Museum of Maryland are some of the last remnants of the once-thriving Jewish communities of Baghdad. Over the last century, the Jewish population was decimated though pogroms, public executions, forced deportations and mass exodus, falling from about 130,000… Read More

Dinner to Honor Jews in the Line of Duty

Rabbi Chesky Tenenbaum views his work with members of the military and law enforcement simply as a way of giving back to serve those who serve the public. Through Jewish Uniformed Services Association of Maryland, Tenenbaum estimates he annually provides outreach and services for as many as 300 individuals in military, police, fire and other… Read More

JT Exclusive: New Pikesville Deli to Open in Late October

Pikesville deli enthusiasts won’t have to wait much longer for Neil Parish to bring his offerings to town. Despite taking months longer than expected, The Essen Room is confident it will open in its new Hooks Village facility in late October, Parish, the deli’s owner, told the JT on Thursday. Parish originally hoped to be… Read More

Pikesville At A Crossroads Activists, politicians, developers take aim at revitalization

Driving by the deserted Pikesville Armory on the 600 block of Reisterstown Road, most people might see an eyesore. But community activists Howard Needle and Mel Mintz see untapped potential that could spark much-needed economic growth. “We think this can be the gem of Pikesville, something that restores what we feel the area has been… Read More

Baltimore County Urged to Close Schools on High Holidays at Hearing

The Baltimore County school board heard passionate testimony on Tuesday in Towson over whether schools should open on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur next year. The school board calendar committee is recommending the move, which is also under consideration by other schools systems around the state. A vote is expected to take place during the… Read More

Camp Louise Breaks Ground on $2M Theater Honoring Former Camper

Jill Bearman never let her illness stamp out her spark. And the Pikesville girl’s legacy will continue with the completion of Jill’s Place, a 700-seat theater expected to open at Camp Louise in summer 2018. Nestled in the hills of Western Maryland, the all-girls camp became a home away from home for Bearman, who spent… Read More

‘We Ride’ For The Lonsmen, it’s all about camaraderie and the roads less traveled

If you happen to be passing through The Shops at Quarry Lake in Pikesville at twilight on a warm Thursday evening, in between the bustle of cars and families you might catch the whiff of cigar smoke mingled with onion rings and pizza and find a group chatting and joking outside Pizza Blitz. Along the… Read More