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November 22, 2012
This schedule will be in effect Friday: Government offices Closed in Anne Arundel, Carroll, Harford, Howard and Frederick counties, and Annapolis Open Friday in Baltimore City and Baltimore County Courts Closed Libraries Closed in Harford County Public schools Closed Trash Harford waste disposal center is closed. Check with contractor in Carroll and Frederick counties. Transit Certification office: Closed State offices: Closed (American Indian Heritage Day)
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NEWS
September 27, 2014
Reporter Jonathan Pitts ' article "New heights for High Holidays" (Sept. 24), lacked something quite basic, which is that synagogues require funding to operate. We can't all have the luxury of a large endowment, as in the case of Chabad, to operate year after year relying on small donations that come in from unaffiliated, Reform, Conservative and Orthodox Jews alike. I also find it odd that the article mentions the high cost of ticket prices and memberships at other synagogues but doesn't list any of the costs associated with them or, for that matter, with Rabbi Greenspoon's services.
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NEWS
By Patrick W. Gavin | October 13, 2003
THERE ARE only two individuals in the totality of American history who have federal holidays named after them: the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Christopher Columbus. Presidents Washington and Lincoln once were in that company, but their birthdays were morphed into President's Day. If Washington and Lincoln were passed over for this honor, it really must take something to get on this holiday list. So on this Columbus Day, it's worth examining the legacy of Columbus and why we bestow such a high honor upon him. The obvious reason is Columbus's discovery of America, sort of. That, of course, implies that those who were already on American soil before 1492 don't really count.
NEWS
By Jonathan Pitts and The Baltimore Sun | September 24, 2014
Like many rabbis, David Greenspoon spends a lot of time performing services away from houses of worship - officiating weddings, presiding over bar and bat mitzvahs, visiting the sick. And he recently started noticing something odd: More and more people in these settings were telling him they belonged to no congregation at all. "If I ever joined a synagogue, it would have to have this, that, or the other," he said they'd confide. Greenspoon had run into a notable trend. Among the non-Orthodox, a solid majority of American Jews are unaffiliated with a synagogue today - an impediment for those who, like many, at least want to attend services during the High Holy Days, 10 days of sacred importance that begin Wednesday evening.
NEWS
December 13, 2009
The South Laurel Recreation Center hosts "The Snow Show," presented by the Bob Brown Puppets, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the Deerfield Run Elementary School and Community Center, 13000 Laurel-Bowie Road. The show will be followed by a visit from Santa and his friends. Admission is free. Call 301-776-2805 for more information.
EXPLORE
December 23, 2011
Editor: On Sunday, a Havre de Grace non-profit Good Cause held its second annual Christmas with a Cause event providing a Community Christmas Party and gifts to more than 200 children from 66 families who might not otherwise have been able to celebrate this holiday so dear to all of us. This was twice as many children as were helped last year. The party was held at the Havre de Grace Community Center on Lewis Lane and the gifts were distributed at Good Cause's Community Headquarters, 616 Ontario St., in Havre de Grace.
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Kohl's Department Stores plans to hire roughly 2,300 people at its Edgewood facility in anticipation of online holiday orders, the company said Thursday. The jobs are part of some 67,000 the Wisconsin-based firm expects to add during the holiday season, including roughly 50 people per store and 9,300 at distribution centers, the firm said in a release. Kohl's has roughly 1,160 locations in 49 states. Seasonal hiring at the Edgewood e-commerce fulfillment center will finish in November.
NEWS
November 29, 2009
The Laurel Museum, 817 Main St., hosts an open house Friday, Saturday and Dec. 6 that features gifts for the young as well as the elderly. Hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 6. Call 301-725-7975 for more information.
NEWS
November 22, 2009
The Keramos Society of Anne Arundel Community College will hold its annual student ceramics and sculpture holiday sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 30 in the Cade Center for Fine Arts, Room 219, 101 College Parkway in Arnold. There will be mugs, vases, cookware, plates, teapots and more for sale. For further information, call 410-777-2624.
ENTERTAINMENT
by Richard Gorelick and The Baltimore Sun | December 10, 2012
Ruth's Chris Steak House is usually open only for dinner, but now through Christmas Eve, the restaurant is serving a holiday lunch menu on weekdays. It's a bit of a splurge, but what the heck, there's prosperity in the land. The menu includes a $15 steak sandwich, the $14 Ruth's prime burger, a $42.95 filet au poivre entree and, if it's been a really good year for the firm, a $44.95 New York strip. The lunch menu is being served Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at all locations of Ruth's Chris Steak House including the ones on Water Street , Eastern Avenue and Pikesville . There's more information about the holiday lunch on the Ruth's Chris website . Follow Baltimore Diner on Twitter @gorelickingood  
BUSINESS
By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | September 18, 2014
Kohl's Department Stores plans to hire roughly 2,300 people at its Edgewood facility in anticipation of online holiday orders, the company said Thursday. The jobs are part of some 67,000 the Wisconsin-based firm expects to add during the holiday season, including roughly 50 people per store and 9,300 at distribution centers, the firm said in a release. Kohl's has roughly 1,160 locations in 49 states. Seasonal hiring at the Edgewood e-commerce fulfillment center will finish in November.
NEWS
By Alexander E. Hooke | September 1, 2014
Ask some neighbors or colleagues about their Labor Day weekend tomorrow, and prepare to hear how busy it was. Several malls featured back to school sales, kids had a baseball tournament, lots of e-mails to catch up with at work, and the house needed some cleaning. We're too busy, goes the lament, to enjoy free time. Yet social scientists claim that the average work week for full-time employees since 1970 has fluctuated between 39 and 41 hours. This claim does include a range of variations.
NEWS
By John E. McIntyre and The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2014
We're heading into a holiday weekend during which I will have the con through Monday, so I don't expect to be posting much.  Neither do I expect you to be reading much, if you have the opportunity to go to the beach, or, shunning the traffic and crowds, to take to a patch of shade with a book and a cool beverage. But I don't want you to be entirely unprovided, so here are some links.  Item: I was much taken with Ammon Shea's Bad English . And so was Stan Carey at Sentence first . By this point, if you're a regular here, you should have been immunized against the standard peeves, but no doubt you encounter unfortunates who are infected.
BUSINESS
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | August 26, 2014
Nearly three-quarters of a million Marylanders are expected to hit the roads and airways this Labor Day weekend even as the state struggles with congestion at its largest airport, on its most-traveled highway and around some of its largest tourist attractions. About 728,000 people in the state are expected to travel 50 miles or more between Thursday and Monday, the third-highest number on record for Labor Day in Maryland, according to AAA Mid-Atlantic, which is set to release its predictions Tuesday.
BUSINESS
By Danae King, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2014
HarborView Towers, a condominium complex on the Inner Harbor, aims to become an iconic part of the Baltimore skyline now that it has revamped the beacon atop its east tower. "[It's] new and exciting, and I think people are just going to love it," said John Cochran, president of the council of unit owners at HarborView Towers. The new beacon on the building off Key Highway uses energy-efficient light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, which are not only environmentally friendly and cost-efficient, but offer the opportunity for ever-changing displays.
NEWS
July 3, 2014
Grilling outside and fireworks - two of the more common activities to celebrate Independence Day. Both bring dangers, however, and the Harford County Department of Emergency Services is offering tips on staying safe when cooking outside and watching fireworks. The offers the following safety information to help reduce the risk of fires and burn injuries resulting from barbecues and outdoor grilling: • Propane and charcoal barbecues should only be used outdoors and under the close supervision of an adult.
NEWS
December 13, 2009
The Chesapeake Youth Symphony Orchestra performs holiday music 3 p.m. Saturday at the Annapolis Area Christian School, 109 Burns Crossing Road in Severn. Admission is free. Call 443-758-3157 for more information.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | July 3, 2014
As many prepare for Fourth of July cookouts or head to the Shore, law enforcement agencies across the state are beefing up patrols - to monitor large crowds at fireworks celebrations and ramp up DUI enforcement. Officers plan to be out in force on Friday at the Inner Harbor, where crowds congregate for fireworks, and throughout the region in what police say is one of their busiest days of the year. "We're working really hard to ensure that this is the best Fourth of July celebration that we've had in the history of Baltimore," said Col. Darryl DeSousa, the city's chief of patrol.
TRAVEL
By Jake Nevins, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
Tropical Storm Arthur, rapidly making its way up the East Coast, is predicted to become a hurricane by Thursday afternoon. While Fourth of July festivities in Ocean City won't be a total wash, the National Hurricane Center is advising beachgoers to be aware of dangerous rip currents. Swimmers and surfers are urged to be very cautious and follow safety protocols even though the storm is expected to be well off the Delmarva coast. "We don't think Tropical Storm Arthur will have any direct impact on Ocean City but any time a storm passes it results in increased surf conditions," said Butch Arbin, captain of the Ocean City Beach Patrol, adding that he expects to see increased rip currents.
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