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  • Harford Friends eighth-graders visit Johns Hopkins HeLa Lab

    At Harford Friends School, an unusual field trip for middle school resulted from an equally unusual assignment for Cheryl Foley's science class: reading and discussing "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks." Eighth-graders from Harford Friends School...
  • 'Judy's Night' in honor of late founding member, draws dozens of children to listen to stories

    Harford Friends School hosted the 5th annual "Judy's Night of a Thousand Stars" recently, drawing more than 70 participants. This special event, coordinated by Alice Remsberg, is held each year in memory of Judy Harlan, one of the founding members of...
  • Don't let Israel discriminate against Americans based on religion

    Don't let Israel discriminate against Americans based on religion
    A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate that would allow a foreign country, Israel, to discriminate against select groups of American citizens — including Americans who have expressed criticism of its policies. Disappointingly, the bill, S.B....
  • Harford Friends seventh-graders learning about Afghanistan

    Seventh-graders at Harford Friends School have a new opportunity to let their voices be heard as far away as Afghanistan. The only school in Maryland selected to participate in an interactive program entitled "Afghanistan Hearts and Minds," Harford...
  • Jerusalem Mill Village awakens the past during Colonial event

    Don't miss the 19th annual Colonial Craftsmen Weekend at historic Jerusalem Mill Village. This exciting encampment and market fair happens in the Kingsville area of Gunpowder Falls State Park on Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Oct. 13 from 11 a.m....
  • Friends School students become biographers at Broadmead

    Two seniors met for the first time at the Broadmead retirement community cafeteria Oct. 7. One was Libby Murphy, 83, a longtime Roland Park area resident, who has lived at Broadmead in Cockeysville for almost two years. The other was Mackenzie Gerrity,...
  • Little Falls Meeting celebrates 275 years in Fallston

    This weekend, June 8 and 9, Little Falls Friends Meeting in Fallston will celebrate the 275th anniversary of its founding. Speakers, tours, exhibits and printed histories will be brought together to share with the community the remarkable Quaker...
  • Britain steps closer to gay marriage; backers cheer

    Britain steps closer to gay marriage; backers cheer
    British lawmakers took another big step toward allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed this week. A bill allowing same-sex marriages cleared its last hurdle in Parliament on Tuesday, according to British news reports. After a two-hour debate, the...
  • Contraband slaves flocked to Yorktown

     Contraband slaves flocked to Yorktown
    Few people were prepared for the tide of runaway slaves that washed over the battered old port of Yorktown after Union troops occupied it in May 1862. Though the exodus began as a trickle, so many fugitive blacks fled into the fortified town that...
  • Quaker Steak & Lube sponsors wing giveaway

    Quaker Steak & Lube sponsors wing giveaway
    Quaker Steak & Lube will celebrate National Chicken Wing Day on July 29 by giving away wings. Here’s how the promotion works: Diners who donate a non-perishable item to benefit The Foodbank of the Virginia Peninsula from July 22 through July 29...
  • Quakers fighting slavery at Yorktown

    Quakers fighting slavery at Yorktown
    Gaze into the 150-year-old photograph of Pennsylvania Quaker Sarah Cadbury and you may not see anything particularly special. But behind her unassuming expression and plain-Jane hairdo stirred a revolutionary devotion to human freedom. Like nearly...