BY Maayan Jaffe
August 29, 2013

In 2005, The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore was “Making A World Of Difference.” In 2008, it asked the community, “We Are Associated. Are You?” In 2013, The Associated is “Inspiring Jewish Community.” And last week, the fundraising engine began uprooting and replacing its old lawn signs with placards announcing the new message, a CONTINUE »

BY David Snyder
August 29, 2013

One of the most prestigious honors imparted by the Croatian government is The Order of Stjepan Radic. The distinction is bestowed upon individuals who have served and sacrificed for the national and social rights of Croatia, and few native Croatians — and even fewer foreigners — have ever been awarded the decoration. Pikesville resident Matthew CONTINUE »

BY Simone Ellin
August 29, 2013

Erica Ferguson’s parents like to say she was born singing. “When I cried, my cries sounded like songs,” said Erica, 17. Perhaps the Rockville resident was already rehearsing for her future career as an opera singer. On Aug. 2, she made her Baltimore debut in an original opera, “Ava and Alex,” a production written, performed CONTINUE »

BY Elaine Millen
August 29, 2013

Brooke Goldberg, an energetic and ambitious 17-year-old from Arnold, Md., competed in Almere, The Netherlands in August at the World Baton Twirling Federation’s Seventh International Cup. Aspiring athletes came from 15 countries to vie for top honors. Brooke finished 10th in the artistic A senior division and ninth in the solo A senior division. Besides CONTINUE »

Those close to her say she advanced children’s cancer treatment by leaps and bounds
BY Marc Shapiro
August 29, 2013

Although Shirley Howard passed away on Aug. 14, she will not soon be forgotten. The Baltimore native and longtime Pikesville resident is credited with helping children’s cancer treatment make major strides forward in her lifetime. Howard, who was at 88 at the time of her death, almost singlehandedly raised more than $30 million for treatment CONTINUE »