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May 5, 2022

Shapiro Sher founder has ‘great satisfaction’ in firm’s 50 years in business

As Shapiro Sher celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, founder Ronald Shapiro says the Baltimore law firm continues to live up to the hopes he had when he first launched it in 1972.

Jun 15, 2016

This Md. business moved production here from Asia

At almost three times the size of its original staff and responsible for half of the company’s products, Chesapeake Bay Candle’s Glen Burnie factory is embracing its young and unique U.S. success. While the company was started in an Annapolis basement in 1994, all of the production was overseas until 2011, when CEO and co-founder […]

Sep 11, 2013

O’Malley: Remember 9/11 through service

Gov. Martin O’Malley is encouraging people to volunteer on a national day of service to mark the anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. O’Malley attended an event Wednesday that called attention to the Baltimore Community ToolBank, which loans tools and equipment for 3 cents on the dollar to charitable groups and community organizations. The governor […]

Jun 24, 2013

Wharton celebrates 60 years at Niles Barton

John G. Wharton, a partner at Niles, Barton & Wilmer LLP, is celebrating his 60th anniversary with the firm.

May 8, 2013

Center Club celebrates 50th anniversary

A capacity crowd of 140 people gathered in Baltimore on Wednesday to mark the 50th anniversary of The Center Club, which opened its doors as a private luncheon club that would welcome Jews and gentiles, whites and blacks.

Oct 14, 2011

Anne Arundel Community College celebrates 50th anniversary

ARNOLD — In the mid-1970s, Rose Rivera was among those asking a big question about Anne Arundel Community College. “Why can’t the college be more than just a stepping stone?” The college was little more than a dozen years old at the time as Rivera, who later became an assistant dean, pushed for health professions […]

Sep 27, 2011

Belafonte preaches to the choir at Legal Aid’s 100th anniversary gala

The Maryland Legal Aid Bureau celebrated its centennial anniversary Saturday night in Baltimore and keynote speaker Harry Belafonte struck a beautiful chord. Both Belafonte and Legal Aid Executive Director Wilhelm Joseph actually sang together on stage. Belafonte entertained the crowd but also offered serious sentiments stemming from his experience as an international human rights activist. [&hell[...]

Sep 8, 2011

C. Fraser Smith: Living in the shadows of 9/11

It’s one of those moments when you remember where you were. You remember, in this case, when life as we thought we knew it changed profoundly. I was waiting for an elevator in the lobby of The Sun, my former employer. I was in the large room with floor-to-ceiling windows on the parking lot. It’s […]

Sep 5, 2011

Maryland lawyers reflect on changes they’ve seen since 9/11

Responding to catastrophes, natural or not Michael Greenberger is the founder and director of the Center for Health and Homeland Security at the University of Maryland and a professor at the university’s Francis King Carey School of Law, where he teaches “Homeland Security and the Law of Counter-Terrorism” and a “Law and Policy of Emergency […]

Aug 5, 2011

National Aquarium in Baltimore celebrates 30 years

The National Aquarium in Baltimore is celebrating its 30th birthday. The aquarium has celebratory events planned beginning Friday, including crafts and games for children. The aquarium’s actual anniversary is Monday, when visitors can grab one of 1,000 birthday cupcakes that will be on display. Meanwhile, anyone turning 30 this year can get $5 admission on […]

Jul 31, 2011

Coming full circle, Santa Cruz carousel turns 100

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. — Click, thump, riiiiing! That’s the sound of something you often hear about but rarely see: A carousel rider going for the brass ring. It happens on a daily basis on the Looff Carousel at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where painted ponies have been spinning for a century, a triumph of […]

Jul 18, 2011

Condensing the Civil War is no easy task

McLEAN, Va. — The list of battles is daunting even for the most fervent Civil War enthusiast: Bull Run, Shiloh, the Seven Days Battles at Richmond, second Bull Run, Antietam, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Appomattox. And many more in between. So when re-enactor Troy Fallin surveys the lineup of events marking the 150th anniversary of the Civil […]

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