Port Discovery Receives $150K Grant

Port Discovery Children’s Museum has been awarded a $150,000 federal grant through the Museums for America program from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). With the grant, Port Discovery will design, fabricate, install and promote Here We Grow, a new exhibit that will explore agriculture through the themes of science and technology, history,… Read More

UMD Breaks Ground On Research Building

University of Maryland School of Medicine Dean E. Albert Reece joined University of Maryland, Baltimore campus President Jay A. Perman in breaking ground on a 428,970-square-foot, 10-story, $305.4 million research facility that will enable the School of Medicine to retain its position as one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the world. This will… Read More

Montessori School Changes Name

In August, The Montessori School and Emerson Farm Middle School changed its name to Greenspring Montessori School. Community members decided to change the name to better emphasize its connection to its Lutherville neighborhood, at the intersection of Falls and Greenspring Valley roads, across from Greenspring Station, and to unite all the school’s programs, which serve… Read More

Teach Maryland

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Two gubernatorial candidates last week turned their attention to Maryland’s education achievement gap and early childhood education. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown on Tuesday unveiled his Running Start Maryland program, which would pave the way for universal pre-kindergarten. Thursday, Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler held a round-table discussion at Loyola University about Maryland’s achievement gap. If… Read More

Holiday Inn Opens in Germantown

B. F. Saul Company Hospitality Group announced the opening of Holiday Inn Express & Suites Germantown on Aug. 28, following a $3 million renovation. It was formerly known as the Hampton Inn Germantown.

Sanders Promoted at Carroll

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Sharon Sanders, R.N., B.S.N., M.B.A., was recently promoted to vice president of clinical integration at Carroll Hospital Center. Formerly the assistant vice president of clinical integration, Sanders will be responsible for monitoring how patients are managed in all aspects of their care within the hospital, following discharge and in the community.

Columbia Festival Of The Arts Announces Board

Columbia Festival of the Arts announced its 2013-2014 board of directors. The new president of the board is Lawrence D. Coppel, attorney at Gordon Feinblatt LLC; vice president is Lee Sachs, arts advocate; treasurer is Larry Evans, director of purchasing and contracting services for LG-Tek; and secretary is Laura Wetherald, bureau chief of recreation and… Read More

Feinblatt Celebrates 60th Anniversary

On Oct. 3, the law firm of Gordon Feinblatt LLC and its 155 employees celebrated the 100th anniversary of the historic Garrett Building and the 60th anniversary of the firm by holding an anniversary party in the building’s stately two-story conference center. Opened in 1913, the Garrett Building was praised as “one of the handsomest… Read More

Bringing Conservative Voices Together

When she learned the United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism Centennial Conference was to be held in Baltimore, a light went on in Shoshana Harris’ head. Harris, who sings in Beth Israel Congregation’s choir, Shirat HaLev, as well as Chizuk Amuno Congregation’s a cappella choir, Kol Rinah, thought the conference presented a great opportunity for singers… Read More

Executives Named At Maryland Live!

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Robert J. Norton, president and general manager of Maryland Live! Casino, has announced key appointments to the senior executive management team, naming Ahmad H. Ahmad as vice president of hospitality and Stephen Heise as vice president of human resources.