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Annual festival, streetscaping happens, as town awaits Main Street designation
BY Marc Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Nearly four years after the Reisterstown Improvement Association (RIA) formed, the Northwest Baltimore County town is making headway on revitalizing its often-overlooked Main Street area. With the help of a dedicated county employee, Amy Mantay, as town manager, the Main Street Committee formed and set up Reisterstown to apply for Maryland Main Street status, which CONTINUE »

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Firefighters, medical personnel spend a week in Ashkelon
BY Marc Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Hospital officials were showing Evan Feuer around the emergency room at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon when they heard tires screeching outside. A woman in the car was in cardiac arrest. Within minutes, and before doctors had arrived, the woman was intubated, had an IV placed and was breathing thanks to Feuer, who managed the CONTINUE »

BY Marc Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Bikur Cholim of Baltimore expects to raise around $70,000 at its first bike-a-thon on Sunday, Sept. 7. The organization, which provides services to Jewish patients with medical issues in hospitals and in the community, expects about 150 riders to participate in the ride through rural Baltimore County. “It’s a good way to raise money and CONTINUE »

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BY Marc Shapiro
September 4, 2014

Three years after emerging from a coma, Randallstown resident Ellen Federoff continues to be recognized for the hobby that is keeping the largely bedridden woman active. Federoff’s needlepoint work, as of this year’s Maryland State Fair contest, has earned her 199 ribbons in various contests. “I’ve already started for next year, and I’m really into CONTINUE »

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Balancing Jewish, American identities during the War of 1812
BY Melissa Gerr
September 4, 2014

As Baltimore and Maryland commemorate the American victory over the British in the War of 1812 and honor Francis Scott Key’s “The Star-Spangled Banner” — inspired by the sight of Fort McHenry’s tattered flag that “was still there” after the 1814 Battle of Baltimore — local institutions are shedding light on the contributions of Jewish CONTINUE »