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Holiday Happenings!

holiday happenings

There is no shortage of festive and family-friendly events this month. And our staff has put together this list of local favorites that are sure to put you and your family in the spirit. Before you go, be sure to check websites for weather or event updates. Here’s to a …

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Easy as Pie

easy as pie

Between Halloween and late December, internet food sites buzz with searches for two of the biggest food days of the year: Thanksgiving and Christmas. It’s not all about turkey and sides, however. According to the American Pie Council, approximately $700 million in pies, or about 186 million units, are sold …

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Gathered Together

The sights, sounds and feels of cooking have always been a significant part of my life. I attribute this to my parents, who valued meal times as a family and who provided my siblings and me with home-cooked meals at least twice a day, five days a week. I long …

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Support System

Beth Tober’s motivation to run derived from entering and training for races. But after amassing an entire drawer full of medals and race T-shirts, she felt her motivation flagging. “Why am I still just running?” she remembers thinking. “There’s got to be something more to it than this.” Her longtime …

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The Wisdom of Our Elders


What do those in their 60s, 70s and beyond know about living a fulfilling life that too often escapes the understanding of younger minds? Hoping to tap into this wealth of wisdom, I surveyed men and women ranging in age from 60 to 78 years. What follows are insights from …

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Dish it Up

Baltimore is immersed in foodies with a following. Any rumors of a decline in blogging, it seems, have been greatly exaggerated, at least for these three social-media influencers, armed with their handheld lights, menus and growing platforms. Recipes and write-ups For Jordan Zelesnick, widely known as @jzeats on Instagram, it’s …

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Hammer Time

The doors opened at 6 for Canton Ace Hardware’s 6th Annual Ladies’ Night. But Monica Baker and Betsy Laucks, both of Upper Fells Point, arrived at 4:40 to be the first in a line of 100 eager shoppers. Nearly all were women, with a stray male or two trying not …

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Winged Beauty

Since last month, a garden in New York City’s American Museum of Natural History has been aflutter with hundreds of colorful butterflies from around the world. Through the spring, the AMNH’s Whitney Hall of Oceanic Birds will be home to as many as 500 butterflies from farms in both Americas, …

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What’s Your Child’s Study Personality?

Working from Home With Kids

Mid-year exams, unit assessments and chapter tests — what does it take to ace them? It’s not just the time that’s put in, it’s also the method of studying that produces the best results. It’s often that bright students don’t get the grades they are hoping for on these types …

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2020 Virtual Education Fair

Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School

As Baltimore’s premier Jewish private school, serving preschool through grade 12, Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School provides a learning environment where students become self-reliant scholars and discover their unique potential. Beth Tfiloh students learn how to advocate for themselves, ask difficult questions, and pursue their aspirations. Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community …

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Goldsmith Early Childhood Center


Goldsmith Early Childhood Center provides stimulating, nurturing, creative experiences within a Jewish environment. Visitors to our school experience the sense of joy in learning in each classroom. Our school supports and encourages the growth and development of the whole child: socially, emotionally, academically, physically and spiritually. We welcome our families …

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Children’s Chorus of Maryland

Students at Children’s Chorus of Maryland develop a lifelong passion for music, build community, nurture friendships, and receive valuable mentoring that fosters self-discipline, responsibility, leadership, and confidence. Our programs offer highly qualified teachers, small classes and in-depth vocal enrichment to provide children ages 4 to 17 with a complete musical education! We …

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Playing it Safe

youth sports during covid-19

During this pandemic, so many cherished routines have been sacrificed, and the loss of sports is one that really stings for lots of kids. Not only do sports provide a way to stay fit and have fun, but they are also sources of socialization and confidence. And, of course, they …

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From Our Partners

Beth Tfiloh Preschool’s Virtual Kesher Program

Beth Tfiloh’s PreSchool celebrates and cultivates joy, discovery, and respect in our youngest students. Inspired by the world-renowned Reggio Emilia early childhood educational philosophy, our curriculum prepares children for Kindergarten by encouraging them to exercise their curiosity and stretch their imaginations as they explore the world around them. This year, …

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Pandemic can’t keep this community apart

It’s not an understatement to say that the COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the Americans’ lives. People are living and working from home under shelter-in-place orders and small businesses are doing what they can to survive. The U.S. Kuo Shu Academy (USKSA) is overcoming both plights by offering its classes …

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October 1, 2020

Nightly comedy shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

October 2, 2020

Fall Fun Weekends at Milburn's!
at Milburn Orchards in Elkton

U-Pick Apples at Milburn's!
at Milburn Orchards in Elkton

Nightly comedy shows by Baltimore Improv Group
at Baltimore Improv Group in Baltimore

October 3, 2020

Waterfront Wellness Series: Bootcamp with XPF Studio
at West Shore Park in Baltimore