Clayworks’ Conundrum Mounting debt could spell the end of arts institution

When Marsha Smelkinson returned to her native Baltimore in 2009 after living in San Diego for 25 years, she was looking for an outlet that would provide for her a sense of community. It didn’t take long to find Baltimore Clayworks, a nonprofit center for ceramic arts that opened its doors in Mount Washington 37… Read More

Residents Voice Hopes for Northwestern High Property

The Baltimore City Department of Planning held a meeting Monday evening at Northwestern High to gather  community input on the future of the 51-year-old school that closed last month as part of a massive 10-year, $1 billion  renovation and reorganization  of city schools known as the 21st Century Schools Building Plan. The city school board… Read More

Cantor Jan Morrison Leaves Dor L’dor Legacy at CJC

Cantor Jan Morrison is “everything that you would want in a clergy member,” said Robin Rosenfeld, administrator at Columbia Jewish Congregation, which said farewell to Cantor Morrison on June 30. Although she will still be volunteering in the community and involved with CJC’s programs and choir, she has retired from the congregation to spend more… Read More

Israeli Restaurant Shutters Owings Mills Location

The owners of Cilantro Mediterranean Cuisine have closed their Owings Mills restaurant to refocus on their recently opened Baltimore City location. The restaurant opened in Owings Mills nearly two-and-a-half years ago, serving hummus, shawarma, falafel and other Israeli twists on Middle Eastern food. The restaurant’s co-owner, Eli Hershko, said the pivot toward Baltimore was due… Read More

Kohn Joins Baltimore Hebrew

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation’s new interim cantor, Sharon Kohn, has taken her place on the bimah even though she is still unpacking moving boxes. Having moved from Kansas City — where she served an 11-year stint as cantor of Congregation B’nai Jehuda — she started her duties in late June. Kohn will serve as the congregation’s… Read More

Bobby Zirkin, Larry Hogan Praise Transfer of Rosewood Center to Stevenson University

During an appearance at Stevenson University on Thursday to celebrate the planned transfer of the state-owned former Rosewood Center to the sprawling school, Sen. Bobby Zirkin finally had the chance to exhale. Zirkin (D-District 11), who represents the Rosewood area in Owings Mills, had pushed state officials for nearly the last two decades to sell… Read More