FutureCare Among Best in America

FutureCare Health and Management, Maryland’s premier skilled nursing and rehabilitation provider, has announced that four of its facilities have been recognized on the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Nursing Homes in America list for 2014. FutureCare Old Court, FutureCare Sandtown, FutureCare Lochearn and FutureCare Cold Spring all earned the highest possible rating, five stars… Read More

Fallen Heroes Remembered

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A year after her little brother’s death, Shelly Brezicki said her family still thinks about Gene Kirchner every single day. “We had Gene’s unveiling yesterday,” Brezicki said on April 28. “Every day, we remember that Gene’s not here.” Her brother, a member of the Reisterstown Volunteer Fire Company, was just 25 when he died eight… Read More

Group Protests Animal Shelter Conditions

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More than 100 protestors lined the sidewalk in front of the Baltimore County Council’s offices on Washington Avenue in Towson, holding signs with pictures of dogs and cats and shouting call-and-response chants. “Who kills our dogs and cats?” a woman shouted, to which the crowd answered, “Baltimore County bureaucrats!” The April 21 protest was organized… Read More

A Golden Opportunity

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For the first time since the event was founded in 2000, the Greater Baltimore JCC played host to more than 700 middle school athletes, their families and their coaches for last Sunday’s Junior Maccabi Games. The young athletes, ages 10 to 12, competed in baseball, basketball, soccer, tennis and table tennis at the Owings Mills… Read More

Weinberg Foundation Announces $8 Million Grant

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has announced an $8 million grant for the extension of Kennedy Krieger Institute’s existing Weinberg Outpatient Center. Ellen M. Heller, Weinberg Foundation chair, noted that the Weinberg Foundation awarded this grant because Kennedy Krieger has trained and continues to… Read More

Weinberg Foundation Makes Key Move

The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in the United States, has named Jonathan D. Hook as its first chief investment officer. Hook will work closely with the foundation’s Board of Trustees and with Rachel Garbow Monroe, the Weinberg Foundation’s president/CEO, to refine the foundation’s investment strategy. Hook, 56, comes… Read More

FIDF to Host Spring Fundraiser

Baltimore’s chapter of the Friends of the Israel Defense Forces will play host to the IDF’s Naval Ensemble next week as part of its mission to raise funds to support Israeli troops. “We want a warm, wonderful Baltimore welcome [for the soldiers],” said Shelly Lohmann, the organization’s director of development. For each of the singing… Read More

PSA, Armada Join Forces

Hunt Valley-based PSA Insurance & Financial Services, Inc., a leading regional financial services firm specializing in employee benefits, risk management, wealth management and fiduciary consulting for employer-sponsored retirement plans, has announced a merger with Armada Employer Services, the retail employee benefit consulting and HR services division of ArmadaCorp. Armada Employer Services, headquartered in Hunt Valley,… Read More

Questioning The Calls

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Adam Gladstone can’t take a single pitch off during Orioles games. “If at any point Buck [Showalter] ever asks, ‘Listen, what’s the count and how did we get there?’ then I can recite exactly how we got to that count,” Gladstone said of the O’s manager. The Pikesville native, 42, is the first person to… Read More

Chabad Launches Paradigm Shift Course

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As the movement approaches the 20th anniversary of the passing of its Rebbe, Rabbi Menachem M. Schneerson, Chabad-Lubavitch’s adult education initiative is spearheading a course that focuses on key elements of the leader’s teachings. The new course from the Rohr-Jewish Learning Institute — Paradigm Shift — will be offered at Chabad centers throughout the region,… Read More