State Highway Administration Repairing Park Heights 695 Bridge

Motorists traveling on Park Heights Avenue should prepare for temporary and long-term lane closures until fall 2015 as the Maryland State Highway Administration makes repairs to the bridge that carries the street over I-695. The $5.6 million repair includes removing and replacing the riding surface and concrete sidewalks, replacing a steel beam that was damaged… Read More

Israel Lacrosse Makes World Championship Debut

Despite turmoil at home and protests at practices, coaches say the Israel national team is ready to play.

Amid turmoil at home, the Israeli national lacrosse team made their FIL World Championship Friday, July 11 with a 19-4 win over 10th-ranked Sweden. The team traveled to host state Colorado earlier this month, just days after the bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teens were found in the West Bank and a week before Israel… Read More

POMEGRANATE SALAD

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Dressing: 1⁄2 cup pomegranate juice 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon honey (or more to taste) Salad: 10-ounce bag of mixed salad greens 1 orange, peeled and cut into half segments 1⁄2 cup each strawberry slices, raspberries, blueberries 1⁄4 cup toasted walnuts or pecans, coarsely chopped 1⁄2 cup dark chocolate shavings… Read More

ILENE’S SOUTHERN TOMATO PIE

1 refrigerated pie crust 1⁄4 cup light mayonnaise Approximatley 1 1⁄4 cups shredded cheddar or Colby mix cheese, plus another 1⁄4 cup 1⁄4 teaspoon ground black pepper 1⁄4 cup sliced scallions, shallots and/or chives 8 medium-size ripe, firm plum or heirloom tomatoes, sliced (or more) Soft sun-dried tomatoes, optional Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line… Read More

BAKED STUFFED SQUASH BLOSSOMS

Use as an appetizer or side dish. 1 cup ricotta cheese 3 eggs, divided 1 cup chopped parsley Salt 12 squash blossoms 1⁄4 cup breadcrumbs Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Mix together ricotta, 1 lightly beaten egg, and parsley. Season with salt. Put the remaining 2 eggs in a bowl and whisk. Put the… Read More

FRESH STRAWBERRY PIE

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1 1⁄2 quarts fresh strawberries, washed and hulled 3 tablespoons cornstarch 1 cup sugar 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 1 1⁄2 tablespoons milk 1 9-inch baked pie shell 1 pint whipping cream Mash half the strawberries. Place in a 1 1⁄2 quart saucepan with cornstarch and sugar. Cook over medium heat, stirring, until thickened… Read More

Pastor Comes Out Swinging

The Rev. John Wimberly said one of the problems at the G.A. was the disproportionate show of members of the pro-divestment group Jewish Voice for Peace.
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The Presbyterians’ recent vote to divest from three American companies doing business in Israel came as no surprise to the Rev. John Wimberly of Western Presbyterian Church in Washington, D.C. What did come as a surprise, he said, was that given the one-sidedness of the presentations at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA)… Read More

Day Trips From Baltimore

Rabbi Steven M. Fink, spiritual leader of Temple Oheb Shalom, loves summer in Baltimore. Though some might complain about the often-muggy weather, there’s still a lot to be said for Baltimore’s location. Not only is there much to do within minutes from home, Baltimore has the advantage of being an ideal starting point for many… Read More

Still Spicy At 75

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This year, Old Bay, Baltimore’s iconic hometown spice, celebrates its 75th anniversary. According to local lore, Old Bay was founded by Gustav Brunn, a German Jewish refugee who fled Nazi Germany after Kristallnacht in 1938. Brunn and his family settled in Baltimore, where he started the Baltimore Spice Company a year later. The unique taste… Read More

Residency Question

Real estate manager Jay Jalisi, whose choice of residency has become somewhat of a whispered issue in politically connected circles in Baltimore County, is running for a delegate seat in the newly redrawn District 10. Though the Democrat is registered to vote at a property along the 11000 block of Reisterstown Road in Owings Mills,… Read More