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BY Justin Hayet
July 24, 2013

While many 10-year-olds are busy spending their summers relaxing with friends after long hot days at camp, Lexi Thomas and Abby Levin are trekking around Baltimore spreading light, joy and happiness to the sick and the elderly. The girls founded their own nonprofit called Flowers for Powers and just recently received official nonprofit status. It CONTINUE »

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Pikesville company makes its mark revitalizing dilapidated, vacant properties
BY Marc Shapiro
July 24, 2013

Driving by the old Fields building in the 1400 block of Reisterstown Road in Pikesville, most people might see an eyesore. But commercial realtor Carl Verstandig sees opportunity. His company, Pikesville-based America’s Realty, purchased the building in June and plans to rebuild and revamp it, and fill it with new tenants. “What we do is CONTINUE »

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Advocates in Reisterstown hope to revitalize historic district, earn statewide recognition
BY Marc Shapiro
July 24, 2013

The history of Reisterstown’s Main Street goes back to the 1700s, when town founder John Reister first bought land and built an inn. Some 300 years later, the shape of the historic buildings, brick sidewalks and small-town feel are reminiscent of Reisterstown’s deep roots. In recent years, Main Street seemed to be on the decline. CONTINUE »

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BY David Snyder
July 24, 2013

It seems like a long time ago that Talmudical Academy of Baltimore graduate Tamir Goodman was solely known for being a professional basketball player. Since hanging up his high tops in 2009, he’s become a public speaker, a writer and an inventor. Last week, Goodman, 31, unveiled his latest creation, and this one undoubtedly takes CONTINUE »

BY David Snyder
July 24, 2013

The selection committee at the National Merit Scholarship Corporation uses SAT scores to whittle down a field of 1.5 million college scholarship applicants to a smaller group of semifinalists. After that, the organization examines extracurricular and community activities engaged in by the student. When one looks at the overall contributions from Ben Miller, who graduated CONTINUE »