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Temple Isaiah invites all to High Holy Days event at Centennial Park [Ellicott City]

Temple Isaiah is celebrating the Jewish High Holy Days by hosting Rosh Hashanah in the Park  on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Centennial Park pavilions E, F and G (Woodland Road entrance). The event is free and open to the community.  

The festivities begin at 1:30 p.m. with a bring-your-own picnic lunch followed by a 2:30 p.m. family service lead by Rabbi Craig Axler, Cantor Becca Droller and Family Educator Rachel Petroff Kessler.

At 3:45 p.m., a Tashlich service will be held in which attendees are invited to drop bread crumbs in a body of water (Centennial Lake) to symbolize the letting go of their sins.  A dessert reception will conclude the event. 

For more information, contact Temple Isaiah at, 410-888-9100 or go to the website 

Congratulations to Ellicott City resident and Johns Hopkins University undergraduate professor Leslie Kendrick! The Ellicott City native's  Advertising and Integrated Marketing Communications class took home second place and $5,000 in prize money in the Honda Civic Marketing Challenge.  

Only 20 schools are invited to compete in this annual nationwide marketing competition designed to give students real life, hands-on business experience in a classroom setting.

This summer, the top three teams and their professors were flown to Honda's corporate headquarters in California to present their integrated marketing communications plan and results for the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan — a car targeted to the Gen Y audience. 

The Johns Hopkins student presentation showcased how their coordinated campus campaign increased target market awareness. Utilizing a "Recreate A Classic" theme, the students created a website, Facebook page, T-shirts, print ads, events, contests and giveaways to generate campus-wide buzz about the 2013 Honda Civic Sedan.

Over the last seven years, Kendrik's class has won three national marketing competitions with different clients, including the Honda Civic Marketing Challenge. 

Ellicott City is said to be one of America's most actively haunted towns. Learn why Ellicott City is so haunted on the Dare To Taste The Spirits of Ellicott City tour on Thursday, Sept. 12, at 8 p.m. An historically clad guide will lead the adult tour (21 years or older) as it winds through the historic district visiting haunted pubs, taverns and restaurants and telling stories of paranormal activity and local history.  

Each stop allows participants the opportunity to purchase a spirit of their choice to enjoy. Restaurants that may be included in the tour are Tersiguel's French Country Restaurant, Diamondback Tavern, the Ellicott Mills Brewing Co., Portalli's Italian Restaurant and the Wine Bin.

Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for senior citizens and military personnel (does not include spirits). The tour requires a minimum of four people and reservations are strongly recommended.  For more information, call tour sponsor Howard County Tourism at 1-800-288-8747. Tickets can be purchased online by going to the Tourism website at 

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