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Rawlings Conservatory celebrates 125 years
BY Simone Ellin
September 25, 2013

At least once a day, said Howard P. Rawlings Conservatory supervisor Kate Bloom, someone tells her they’ve seen the outside of the conservatory, (originally named the Druid Hill Conservatory) but not the inside. Bloom and other friends of the historic site are hoping to draw visitors into the conservatory — the second-oldest surviving one in CONTINUE »

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Deli gets updated look, revamped dining room
BY Marc Shapiro
September 25, 2013

  After 28 years in the Owings Mills shopping center Valley Village, Lenny’s Deli owner Alan Smith thought it was time for a facelift. The quality of the food hasn’t wav-ered, the sandwiches are still thick, and customers are still loyal, but Smith said he felt it was time for his deli to get an CONTINUE »

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New ice cream shop features apples and honey, etrogim, a love of Charm City
BY Heather Norris
September 25, 2013

For Laura and David Alima, owners of The Charmery in Hampden, ice cream isn’t just a treat, it is destiny. “I guess we were connected by desserts early on,” said David. “Because the first thing I ever did to try to impress was I ate an entire chocolate cream pie.” The pair, who married CONTINUE »

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CHANA speaker series highlights professional women
BY Heather Norris
September 25, 2013

For victims of domestic violence in the Jewish community, CHANA: Counseling, Helpline & Aid Network for Abused Women offers an opportunity to escape a dangerous situation without having to make sacrifices when it comes to maintaining their religion. Last year, the organization hosted its first speaker series, which featured talks from Jewish women involved in CONTINUE »

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Tiferes Yisroel dedicates new space to transform the soul
BY Melissa Gerr
September 25, 2013

In Judaism, there’s an obligation to offer a prayer, a personal thought or an intention upon entering a holy space.  The idea is that you must give in order to receive. In the case of a bais medrash or house of study, you must enter with something because you walk out with something.  You are CONTINUE »