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Roland Park Couple to Receive JHU Honorary Degrees Today

1 Written by: | Wednesday, May 18, 2016 9:35am

shale stiller and ellen heller

Attorney Shale Stiller and Judge Ellen Heller will receive honorary degrees today from Johns Hopkins University. Photo via

One Baltimore couple is getting “his and hers” honorary degrees from Johns Hopkins University today.

Filmmaker Spike Lee may be doing the heavy lifting when he gives the keynote speech and receives an honorary degree at Hopkins 140th commencement ceremony, but seven others will receive honorary degrees as well, including longtime Baltimore City Circuit Court Judge Ellen Heller and her husband, attorney Shale Stiller from Roland Park who have made contributions in the fields of law and philanthropy.

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Sunnyfields and MAP Partner for IMPACT

0 Written by: | Thursday, May 12, 2016 12:04pm

Sunnyfields and MICA flyer

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Hopkins, Warby Parker, Health Dept. Partner to Give Glasses to Baltimore Students

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 10, 2016 5:04pm

mobile-eye-centerFor a lot of students, that moment when the chalkboard requires more squinting to see is a right of passage to glasses. But when students don’t get their eyes checked, the squint turns into a serious learning impediment. That’s where Vision to Learn wants to come in. Read More →

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Don’t Miss Cylburn Arboretum’s Market Day This Weekend

0 Written by: | Wednesday, May 04, 2016 3:20pm

Wagons at Cylburn

Photo by Kathy Hudson.

Don’t miss Market Day, Cylburn Arboretum’s plant sale and festival, Friday, May 6th from 4:30-7:30 (preview party) and Saturday, May 7th from 8:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m. The Preview Party costs $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Enjoy free parking, wine and beer, music and food trucks on Friday. Saturday’s Market Day is free and it is a great time to load up on plants for the season (purchase plants on Friday night, too!). Park on the grounds for $10, park on the street, or take a free shuttle from the KIPP school. Read More →

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One Year After the Riots, BSO Plans Free Concert in West Baltimore

0 Written by: | Tuesday, May 03, 2016 4:10pm


Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra are heading back to West Baltimore to present a free concert, one year after the riots following the death of Freddie Gray.

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Plans Fall Through for Baltimore Decorators’ Show House

1 Written by: | Friday, Apr 29, 2016 8:16am

'Oakhurst,' the 2015 BSO Decorator's Show House.

The 2015 BSO Decorators’ Show House. The BSO will not hold one in 2016.

For the first time in 40 years, there will be no Baltimore Symphony Decorators’ Show House.

The decision was spelled out in a letter from Sandy Feldman, president of the Baltimore Symphony Associates, a volunteer organization that selects and organizes the Show House as a fundraiser.

Dear Friends of the Baltimore Symphony Associates,

I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in the Baltimore Symphony Associates Decorators’ Show House. We appreciate your continued support of this annual fundraiser for the educational programs of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read More →

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Gilman Middle School Holds Relay for Remembrance

0 Written by: | Thursday, Apr 28, 2016 12:00pm

Chris and Jodi Tully light the torch at the start of the Relay as Matt Tully stands nearby.

Chris and Jodi Tully light the torch at the start of the Relay as Matt Tully stands nearby.

In memory of Spencer Grace Tully, daughter of Jodi and Chris Tully and niece of Gilman Middle School Language Arts teacher Matt Tully, the MS Student Council sponsored a relay race to benefit patients at the Johns Hopkins Pediatric Cancer Center. Spencer Tully succumbed to brain cancer in 2015, one week after her third birthday. Both Chris and Matt Tully are graduates of Gilman. Read More →

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‘Be a Hero’ and Support the Baltimore Child Abuse Center’s Annual Event

0 Written by: | Wednesday, Apr 20, 2016 3:22pm


Join Baltimore Child Abuse Center on Friday, May 13 at Harbor East restaurant Pazo as it celebrates members of the Baltimore community for their commitment to keeping children safe from sexual abuse, trauma, and other adverse childhood experiences.

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Girl Scouts Celebrate Local Women Leaders at Annual Event, April 21

0 Written by: | Tuesday, Apr 12, 2016 11:30am

Girls Scouts distinguished women 2016

Maryland State Delegate Adrienne Jones among those honored at Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration 

The Girl Scouts’ 2016 Distinguished Women’s Award Celebration takes place Thursday, April 21 at the Baltimore Country Club from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. The event is open to the public and includes light fare and both a silent and live auction. Money raised at the event benefit local Girl Scout programs. This year, the event focuses on Girl Scouts of Central Maryland’s community programs, which include In-School programming for girls in grades K-8. Currently, the council provides in 66 local schools programs on anti-bullying, financial literacy, and STEM. For tickets, sponsorships or general information about the event, contact Berit Killingstad, Major Gifts Officer, at

The 2016 Distinguished Women Honorees:    

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Don’t Miss ‘Hats & Horses’ to Benefit Kennedy Krieger

0 Written by: | Friday, Apr 08, 2016 3:45pm


Elegant woman with her beautiful hat at the Prix de Diane, France

Break out the mint juleps, bow ties, and big hats! Don’t Miss Hats and Horses, a night of dinner, dancing, and gaming, at the Baltimore Country Club on May 6 from 6:30 – 11:00 p.m. to benefit the Kennedy Krieger Institute. Read More →

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