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

From Bikes to Basketball, Charity Event Honors Rachel Minkove’s Memory

Rachel Minkove had a talent for bringing together people for a common cause, inviting neighbors over for Shabbat and working with young adults in their fight against cancer. In many ways, her family remembers her as a community connector. So it seemed only fitting that her brothers, Jon and Sam, honor Rachel for her giving… Read More

Alex Friedman Takes Love of Politics to City Hall

Alex Friedman has big plans for Baltimore City. At 17, the soft-spoken, humble and articulate Cheswolde resident is working to build bonds across lines of neighborhoods, race and class to unite residents. Friedman, who was sworn in as the first Orthodox commissioner on the Baltimore City Youth Commission June 12, said he strongly believes that… Read More