Imagining The Ramble in real life

While it’s not a full blown tragedy, it was a little unfortunate that the threatening weather prevented some people from attending the Ramble Festival this weekend in Laurel. The festival wasn’t just a fun fall event, although it was a fun fall event. Rather it was a kind of a physical thought experiment that invited attendees to imagine a future downtown Laurel. The future Laurel it suggested was more than just a retail haven, although

Tech Talk evolves into community service at the Laurel Library

Libraries always have been centers of learning more than they have been repositories of knowledge. More than a place where a community keeps its books, libraries also attract people who want to help others get the most from their library experience. In the last few decades, that has come to include adding cultural and academic programs for child and adult learning. In more recent years the library’s mandate has come to include providing community access

Local taekwondo teacher’s work catches Hall of Fame’s eye

Molie Blaz, whose taekwondo title is Sabumnim Blaz  demonstrated a position in the mirror while her students  worked to replicate it. Photo by Tony Russo  Molie Blaz settled down her class nearly instantaneously. The students fell in line and she took them through the opening parts of their class at SunDragon Martial Arts in Laurel. Before the class started, the students had been more than a little wound up, playing a taekwondo version of redlight/greenlight.

From Western Sussex to Eastern Asia

Rick Dickerson poses in front of his Route 13 farm stand.  Dickerson recently returned from an economic development  mission to China and Vietnam to build business for the American  Soybean Market. He was selected from hundreds of applicants  to take the trip. Photo by Tony Russo “The first thing they tried to feed me was jellyfish.”  Rick Dickerson is a Laurel farmer and doesn’t eat much jellyfish when he’s not in China. But he’s a good guest and