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  • Laurel businesses, residents question store closings throughout the area

    Laurel businesses, residents question store closings throughout the area

    In the last six months, a handful of longtime Laurel restaurants and stores have unexpectedly closed their doors, leaving questions about rent hikes as larger chains begin to disappear. After losing Weis Markets in the Corridor Marketplace shopping center on Sept. 28, Laurel will soon be losing...

  • Laurel's racetrack hosted big-name jazz in 1960s

    Laurel's racetrack hosted big-name jazz in 1960s

    In a "History Matters" column almost four years ago, I wrote about the Laurel Pop Festival that took place in 1969 at what was then called Laurel Race Course. Many found it hard to believe Laurel hosted a rock festival that featured some of the biggest names of the time: Led Zeppelin, Sly and the...

  • Laurel Senior Friendship Club marks its 50th anniversary

    Laurel Senior Friendship Club marks its 50th anniversary

    On Feb. 1, 1966, the Laurel Senior Friendship Club was formed by six women who wanted to "share the joy of growing old together," according to the club's website. Twenty-eight members began meeting at Laurel Presbyterian Church on Sandy Spring Road. Current club secretary Joyce Weir, 85, a member...

  • Laurel playhouse production of 'The 39 Steps' blends Monty Python, Hitchcock thriller

    Laurel playhouse production of 'The 39 Steps' blends Monty Python, Hitchcock thriller

    On the heels of a summer of successful children's shows, the season is changing at Laurel Mill Playhouse. Its current production of Patrick Barlow's "The 39 Steps" — a raucous adult (but family friendly) comedy — calls to Monty Python and Alfred Hitchcock fans. Based on an adventure novel written...

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