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  • In a show of unity, interfaith leaders help restore Torah at Laurel synagogue

    In a show of unity, interfaith leaders help restore Torah at Laurel synagogue

    The Rev. Bill Au's hand rests on top of Jeffrey Shulevitz's as they glide across the pages of a 125-year-old Torah scroll at Oseh Shalom in Laurel, filling in the faded Hebrew script of a passage shared across Abrahamic faiths. "It's like coloring," Shulevitz says as they restore the sacred text...

  • History Matters: Eisenhower's years at Camp Meade, Laurel

    History Matters: Eisenhower's years at Camp Meade, Laurel

    Long-time residents like to point out with pride that Dwight "Ike" and Mamie Eisenhower lived for a short time in a boardinghouse in Laurel during his posting to Camp Meade. But a new book sheds some light on their time in Laurel — a time that proved crucial to Dwight Eisenhower's career, but also...

  • Schools' parents are the students in English language classes

    Schools' parents are the students in English language classes

    At Scotchtown Hills Elementary, students shuffled into classrooms on a Monday evening with their workbooks in hand for this week's English lesson. These were not grade-school students, but Spanish-speaking parents enrolled in a literacy course to improve their English language skills. What started...

  • Venus Theatre thrives as home for women empowerment

    Venus Theatre thrives as home for women empowerment

    Playwrights from as far away as Australia and Greece submit plays to Laurel's Venus Theatre. Critics laud the theater's edgy and provocative vision. Audience members drive in from other states. "We're not really a community theater," allowed founder Deborah Randall. Yet seating at this acclaimed...

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  • At Jessup-based manufacturer, ex-offenders are getting 'a second chance'

    At Jessup-based manufacturer, ex-offenders are getting 'a second chance'

    When Lugnest "Lucky" Roberts appeared before Howard County Circuit Court in August 2014, the 46-year-old said he was fortunate to be arrested on charges of possessing marijuana and a handgun. After struggling to find a job for seven months, his arrest in October 2013 "saved" him from falling into...

  • Dryer at Columbia apartment complex burns

    Dryer at Columbia apartment complex burns

    A dryer fire was reported at an apartment complex in Columbia early Tuesday, Howard County fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the 5300 block of Harpers Farm Road before 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, where the apartment building had been evacuated after a fire in a dryer unit, according to the Howard...

  • Three high school steel drum bands join for annual concert

    Three high school steel drum bands join for annual concert

    Wilde Lake High School's Steel Drum Panorama will have the audience closing their eyes and traveling to the islands on Feb. 14. The Steel Drum Panorama features the school's steel drum band along with bands from Centennial and Howard high schools for an evening that will be a "wonderful island...

  • Howard school board bill moves forward

    Howard school board bill moves forward

    After weeks of discussion, Howard County's state delegation has reached an agreement on legislation that proposes to change the way the school board is elected. Under the proposal, voters countywide would still elect all seven members to the Board of Education. But five of those seats would be...

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