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Barbara Pash

Former associate editor of the Baltimore Jewish Times. She is currently a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in the Maryland Daily Record and Chesapeake Life magazine, among others. She is also a devoted gardener who spends the winter reading landscape design books and see catalogues.

Content Posted by Barbara Pash

Jos. A Bank: From Pants to Plenty; A Sartorial Success Story

Headquartered in Hampstead, the 106-year-old clothier has expanded from a Baltimore trousers-maker to a multi-million-dollar, 530-store menswear retailer.

Grilled Cheese & Co.: Dreamy Sammiches

Dreamy Sammiches From Grilled Cheese & Co.: Vic Corbi's dream of starting a restaurant devoted to variations on the grilled cheese sandwich has come true.

The Treat Shop: Home of the 20-lb. Chocolate Easter Bunny

Trevis Alban, owner of the Treat Shop, molds white chocolate.It was mid-February. Valentine’s Day was over and Trevis Alban, the owner of the Treat Shop in Westminster, was taking a couple of days’ break before he launched into his next big seas...

Hogan's Niche

A Finksburg craftsman specializes in a unique product: Wine Cellars.

Stoehr Companies: "Building From the Ground Up"

Gregg Stoehr heads the construction company that built a new Dick’s Sporting Goods store in the Town Mall of Westminster.Stoehr Companies has done it all. As a general contracting, construction and construction management firm, they have built or ...

Shannon-Baum: Pointing the Ways for 60 Years

Jean Baum and daughter Denise Baum own and operate the Eldersburg sign company. Artists create a design on a computer. They program a digital printer. On the machine, a metal tray shuttles back and forth, squirting colors onto a long roll of paper. ...

Starting Up is Hard to Do (But More People are Doing It)

John Layton John Layton spent a year on the barbecue circuit. From Louisiana to Texas, in state fairs and county festivals, he tasted and tested where grilling is king, the coals are hot and the best sauce wins. And after extensive development, Layt...

Carroll County's Community Media Center: Alternative TV That Matters

Community Media Center's Marion Ware on the Media Center's TV interview set as the camera rolls. Carroll County’s Community Media Center is housed in a sleek modern building in Westminster. Beyond the reception desk, down a corridor lined with hist...

Growing Green (Grass, That Is)

A home in Pikesville, Baltimore County, is surrounded by Amazoy Zoysia grass provided by Zoysia Farm Nurseries. Green fields, even turf farms, are fairly common in Carroll County, but there is one kind of verdant crop that is distinctive. You may hav...