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Maryland State Fair Recognized for Pandemic Response, Other Awards Nine awards were presented by the International Association of Fairs and Expositions

  The Maryland State Fair received nine awards from the International Association of Fairs and Expositions including two for its adjustments to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the “Grow Fair Strong” Convention in San Antonio, Texas, from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1, the fair won first place for use of its …

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Women of Strength: Sarah Norman

  As the chief of community development for Sheppard Pratt, Sarah Norman wears a lot of hats—sometimes literally. Last spring, she and her team donned animal ears and tiaras to inject fun into the COVID-19 vaccination clinics they facilitated across Maryland. “My team was working nights and weekends, and just …

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Q&A: Thibault Manekin on His New Book, ‘Larger Than Yourself’ The Seawall Co. founder shares what he learned through his world travels

  In “Larger than Yourself” (New World Library, 2021), Thibault Manekin writes about his professional journey, from helping start international nonprofit Peace Players—using sports to unite war-torn countries—to his return to Baltimore in 2006. The Mount Washington native is one of the visionaries behind social real estate venture Seawall, which …

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Champions, Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

  The Park School of Baltimore’s Mock Trial team members are not only state champs, but also the first Maryland team to compete at the National High School Mock Trial Championship. And, in a best-case scenario, first time out, they’ve been crowned best in the country. Meet these high-flying legal …

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Festival of Trees 2021: Kennedy Krieger Institute’s annual holiday event returns The festival is back this year with a toy drive and many virtual activities

  The Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Festival of Trees returns this holiday season at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium. Visitors can drop by from Nov. 26 through 28 to donate items for the toy drive. The traditional sale of more than 500 trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses decorated by local …

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Savvy: The RELLIM Collection

  Art elevates your living spaces. For Jill Miller, quality art at any price can transform one’s surroundings and create the aesthetic you desire. Miller’s distinctive personal art consultancy service, The RELLIM Collection, serves those who appreciate art but don’t want to invest large portions of their budget to acquire …

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Medical Cannabis 101

  Marylanders have only been allowed to purchase medical cannabis since 2017. Since then, medical cannabis has been used to treat anxiety, insomnia, arthritis and nausea. While the state has not historically supported its dispersal, recent laws have decriminalized possession of small amounts of cannabis, as well as paraphernalia. In …

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Women of Strength: Dr. Leana Wen

COVID-19 is one of the largest public health crises of our lifetime. Since the pandemic began last year, scores of public health professionals have responded by contributing their expertise and insights. Dr. Leana Wen is among these public health professionals who have stepped up to provide information and resources as …

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