Cuffs for a Cause: The ‘Chinoiserie Chic’ Collection by Liza Hathaway Matthews

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The Chinoiserie Chic Collection by Liza Hathaway Matthews.

As Henri Matisse once wrote, “Creativity takes courage.”

Never has that been truer than in the modern commercial jewelry market, where companies mass produce focus-tested designs, trading more on off-brand cachet than artistic panache. For artisanal jewelers, finding a way to make individually handcrafted works stand out is a constant challenge to both creativity and the courage that fuels it. For Lema J Design and its signature cuff line, a powerful cause serves as inspiration for both.

Melanie Waxman, Technology Concierge, Helps Senior Citizens Connect with Tech


Teaching Technology

As soon as they walk through the door I hear their frustration—not with the technology, but with themselves. Using smart devices for our seniors is like learning a new language.

As an educator, and the technology concierge at the Tech-Knowledge HUB at the Edward A. Myerberg Center, I know that it is really important that we utilize our typical “lesson plan” outline with every client to help them on every project. We look, learn, re-learn and then we relearn before we practice with an activity then practice again and again. No amount of practice is too much! The number one hope for our older adults is to be able to text.

Meet Beth Fisher – Pikesville Mom Who Supports Pikesville Schools Coalition


Meet Beth Fisher

Beth Fisher always put education at the top of her list when selecting what neighborhood would be best for her family. It’s why she and her husband first moved to the Summit Park school district so her children could attend Pikesville public schools.

So when Beth learned that CHAI was spearheading the Pikesville Schools Coalition, an initiative to strengthen Pikesville schools, she recognized how valuable that was to her community.

Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners Assists Ellicott City Small Business Owners


Portion of sales will be donated to the non-profit Ellicott City Partnership

Glyndon, MD, June 5, 2018 – Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners will be donating 10 cents per item cleaned during the week of June 17, 2018 to the Ellicott City Partnership to assist with their Flood Relief efforts.

Happy Memorial Day


We’re taking the day off today in honor of Memorial Day. Baltimore Fishbowl thanks and remembers those who died while serving our country.

We’ll be back tomorrow.

Haley Bach’s career course was set at the age of ten


Today Haley Bach is pursuing a career working with people with disabilities…but that might not have happened if not for an amazing friendship she developed while bunking with Hannah Terle, a camper with autism, the summer she was 10.

Meet Amanda Levine – Teacher, mom and so much more


Teacher, mom, member of the Jewish Women’s Giving Foundation and participant in The Associated’s Masters program.

Grandparenting from Afar


Director of Community Connections, Jewish Community Services, an agency of The Associated: Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore

I grew up in the 50s and 60s being blessed by the relationships I had with both sets of grandparents and one great-grandmother. In fact, my great-grandmother’s death when I was 21 years old was the first close family loss I experienced.

Baltimore Jewish Teens are Creating Innovative Solutions to Social Problems in New 4Front Teen Fellowship


Izzy Hettleman sees it all the time. Unsafe roads, in part from teens texting and driving.

Women Take Charge: Roz Cornblatt


For many, running a 5K is a rather challenging feat. For 73-year-old Roz Cornblatt, it was a goal that she was determined to complete.