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Frederick Douglass Week Starts Sunday

By Kay Wicker Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey), the celebrated writer, speaker and abolitionist, was born into slavery in Talbot County in 1818. Historians have debated the when and where of his birth, but it is known that Douglass started celebrating his birthday on Feb. 14. So, it …

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Valentine’s Day Crafts

By Kay Wicker ValentineΓÇÖs Day is the perfect opportunity for the DIY-lover and the DIY-lover-in-training. Between cards for classmates, gifts for friends and yummy heartfelt treats, thereΓÇÖs a plethora of crafts to create. WeΓÇÖve rounded up the cutest crafts we could find that could be great if your little crafter …

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New Blend Brews in Baltimore

By Kay Wicker Despite moving to the city with her family the same week of the Freddie Gray unrest, Elizabeth MountΓÇÖs desires to be a part of Baltimore, if anything, increased. ΓÇ£I didnΓÇÖt like what the media was broadcasting. It wasnΓÇÖt the truth,ΓÇ¥ says the Ohio native. ΓÇ£We moved in …

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Celebrate Black History in Baltimore

By Kay Wicker During February, Baltimore offers many opportunities to celebrate Black History. Museum exhibitions, special film screenings, plays and more are happening around the city. HereΓÇÖs our roundup of whoΓÇÖs celebrating and how. ┬á Baltimore Theatre Project The experimental theater company is presenting ΓÇ£The Meeting,ΓÇ¥ a drama chronicling the …

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Learning to Fly

&nbsp by Amy Souza &nbsp Bill and Suzanne Mannion watched their older daughter, Emma, struggle during first grade. Other students made fun of her for having trouble with simple addition, and the Mannions could see their daughter’s self-esteem drop. They feared she might get held back a grade and worried …

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B’More Healthy – January 2016

By Suzanne Pollak With winter comes sledding, snowmen, andΓÇömuch less joyouslyΓÇöthe inevitable runny nose and cough. But for the very youngest of our children, the typical cold symptoms can turn into more than just an inconvenience and are definitely nothing to play with. Almost all children have had a respiratory …

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You Have the Right to Refuse:

By Joanne Giza 26, 46, 14, 16. No, that series of numbers isnΓÇÖt Joe Flacco barking out a play on third-and-long. It’s the number of hours third-graders spend taking standardized tests annually in Baltimore City, Anne Arundel County, Baltimore County, and Howard County, respectively. ThatΓÇÖs a lot of hoursΓÇöway too …

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Game On! – January 2016

By Patrick Gutierrez Rodney Johnson was some athlete. Johnson, whom I went to high school with 25 years ago in Southern California, was a classic three-sport star. Six-foot-two and blazing fast, he played football in the fall, once scoring five touchdowns to lead us to victory on homecoming night. In …

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