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Towson Local Finds Meaning Through Jewish Connections


The Associated - Towson

When I moved to Baltimore ten years ago for graduate school, I never imagined that I would stay and raise my family here. But I met my husband, found a great professional community, and we started to build our life. Four and a half years ago, we moved to Towson from Baltimore City and quickly realized how difficult it was to find a Jewish community in Towson.

Join Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center for Their “Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event” on May 5


Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event

Experience the great outdoors at the first annual Nature’s Calling – Family Fun Event to support Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning Center on Sunday, May 5 from 12 noon to 4 pm.  A curated collection of activities for all ages including fishing in the pond, golf tips, corn hole tournament, tie dying, climbing tower, pony rides, petting zoo, live music and more. Enjoy a walking tour of Genesee Valley, taste local craft beers and wine while your kids play in the Gaga Pit, a Genesee Valley tradition. Food and beverages will be provided by The Food Market of Hampden, BC Brewery and Troyer’s Liquor of Hereford. Experience the Valley like you’ve never done before. Tickets and information are available at gvolc.org/events.

Garrison Forest School Receives Largest Gift in School History for Construction and Renovations


Garrison Forest School Renovations

Garrison Forest School (GFS) received a $5 million gift to support several ongoing and future projects, including a full renovation of the main Upper School building and the construction of a new dormitory, both of which are slated for completion this summer. Gifted by an anonymous alumna donor, the donation represents the largest single philanthropic gift in the independent school’s 109-year history.

“The renovation of the Elinor Purves McLennan Library, the construction of the new dormitory and the complete renovation of the Upper School’s main building are projects designed to serve our students by making sure that our facilities match the high quality of our academic, residential and extracurricular programs,” said Head of School Chris Hughes.

Featured Hot Listing: Sophisticated Renovation in Cockeysville’s Laurelford Community


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824 Katesford Road Cockeysville, MD 21030

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Empowering Our Daughers


The Associated DaughtersBy Susan Kurlander, M.Ed.
Health Educator for Jewish Community Services’ Prevention Education

My friend, the parent of a first grader, knew what to expect when she attended an IEP (Individualized Education Program) meeting at her daughter’s school. A team of school staff would discuss her daughter’s progress and update her on any additional plans.

What she wasn’t expecting was for the speech therapist to say she planned to work with her daughter on how to advocate for herself. The therapist added that it is important, especially for a girl, to be able to articulate her needs and to expect action would be taken to meet them, if possible.

Featured Hot Listing: Spectacular Harborview Penthouse | Wine & Cheese Broker’s Open House on Thursday 3/21 4pm – 7pm


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Church of the Redeemer VOICES Series: Kaye Whitehead, Wednesday, March 20


Wednesday, March 20, 7:00 p.m. – Kaye Whitehead at the Church of the Redeemer. Karsonya (Kaye) Wise Whitehead is an associate professor of Communication and African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, a featured Public Commentator for WYPR, and an Op-Ed columnist for the Baltimore Sun. This evening Dr. Whitehead will speak on “The Moral Arc of Justice: 400 Years of Shifting Narratives & Black Genius, Brilliance, and Survival”.

Speakers begin at 7:00 p.m. each evening and do not require prior sign-up.

Church of the Redeemer is located at 5603 N. Charles Street in North Baltimore. For more information about the event, click here.

The Whit Harvey Group Joins Monument Sotheby’s International Realty


The Whit Harvey Group has always been an extraordinary resource for both buyers and sellers in the Baltimore area. The team prides itself on providing the best service for their clients –and in moving forward find that Monument Sotheby’s International Realty® office in Ruxton is the perfect fit. Monument Sotheby’s continues to attract top talent and high performers, and as part of the team affiliated with Sotheby’s International Realty®, the group will continue to provide their clients the best of both worlds: local expertise with global connections.

Whit Harvey began his real estate career in 1981 with James Piper and O’Connor Piper & Flynn. There he remained – even as the company went through a series of mergers eventually becoming Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate.

Neighborhood Spotlight: Businesses Thrive and Community Flourishes in Hampden


Hampden Baltimore MD

When you ask merchants and residents of Hampden what makes their neighborhood a great place to open a business, grow a family or just to live day-to-day, the answer is always the same.

“It’s a unique blend of artists, working class people, general Baltimore weirdos and business owners all mixing together with new residents and visitors,” said Benn Ray, co-owner of Atomic Books on Falls Road and president of the Hampden Village Merchants Association, a group of about 150 merchants that promote the neighborhood’s business interests. “[Hampden] is a neighborhood with a lot of character and community.”