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At synagogue's potluck, a learning experience

At the beginning of each month, members of Oseh Shalom, a synagogue in Laurel, come together over food and prayer to begin the weekly tradition of Shabbat. Shabbat -- Sabbath in Hebrew-- is observed every week from sunset on Friday to sunset on Saturday. The synagogue has weekly Shabbat services...

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Teens arrested in Laurel after shooting on parkway

Two teenagers were arrested in Laurel after a Wednesday morning shooting on the Baltimore-Washington Parkway left a driver injured, U.S. Park Police announced. The names of the males, who are 17 and 19-years-old and from Prince George’s County, were not released following their arrest last night,...

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  • Kadiri, Glasgow Jr. thriving on the basketball court in Europe

    Kadiri, Glasgow Jr. thriving on the basketball court in Europe

    Each spring the National Basketball Association holds it annual player draft, and for the past few years that has consisted of just 60 selections. And not every player drafted makes the roster of his NBA team that season. Throw in non-drafted free agents, who sign with a team, and there are perhaps...

  • Pallotti wrestling rebuilding with youth under veteran coach

    Pallotti wrestling rebuilding with youth under veteran coach

    Saint Vincent Pallotti coach Tom Owens knew how inexperienced his wrestling team was coming into the season, so he made sure to soften the early part of the schedule. That all changed when the Panthers competed recently in the 23rd Battle at the Bridge tournament Jan. 11-12, featuring 19 teams,...

  • Pallotti girls and boys swim teams on the rise with youth and veterans

    Pallotti girls and boys swim teams on the rise with youth and veterans

    Bill Bayly, the swim coach at St. Vincent Pallotti High, senses an opening this season for his girls team to reach an elite level. The Panthers placed second the previous two seasons in the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland C Conference. Both times, the Laurel private school placed...

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  • Mostly Main Street now welcomes Ellicott City news, too

    Mostly Main Street now welcomes Ellicott City news, too

    I am delighted to report that the scope of this column has expanded beyond the historic district and I will now be able to report on greater Ellicott City as well. Please send me your neighborhood news and I will be happy to include it here. Just keep in mind that you need to submit your material...

  • Support school while shopping for food/gifts

    Support school while shopping for food/gifts

    Bond Mill Elementary could use the community’s help. Did you know that by simply shopping at Giant Food or Harris Teeter your everyday purchases can help the school’s PTO provide students and teachers with supplemental educational resources that they may not otherwise have? For instance, the...

  • Laurel rabbi responds to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: '[It] touches all of us'

    Laurel rabbi responds to Pittsburgh synagogue shooting: '[It] touches all of us'

    After a gunman opened fire in a Pittsburgh synagogue on Saturday morning — the deadliest attack on Jews in United States history — those of all walks of faith in Laurel are standing in solidarity through song, sharing circles and vigils. Rabbi Josh Jacobs-Velde, who is a co-rabbi with his wife,...

  • At Montpelier, it might as well be swing

    Montpelier Arts Center has musical offerings to get our toes tapping. Upcoming programs include Argentine guitarist Dani Cortaza performing Argentine folk music seasoned with elements of jazz. Cortaza is a Maryland resident and was the recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist...

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