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  • Ellicott City's Eric Energy makes science exciting for children

    Ellicott City's Eric Energy makes science exciting for children

    Creating fog clouds, bubbling potions and laser light shows are some of Eric Krupkin’s favorite hobbies. With the right chemicals, a white lab coat and a simple flick of the wrist, Krupkin, 42, uses these skills to transform from an Ellicott City husband and father of two into Eric Energy, a science...

  • How to feel bad about work and parenting? Do both from home

    How to feel bad about work and parenting? Do both from home

    I have no photos from this week's snow day. No shots of happy, over-bundled children frolicking in blinding white snow, or sitting around the kitchen table in wet socks, sipping hot chocolate. This year, when the winter's only real snowfall worth mentioning happened, two out of three of my children...

  • 3 kid-friendly April activities in Howard County

    3 kid-friendly April activities in Howard County

    Spring kicks off in earnest during April, which is reason enough to go outside and enjoy the weather. There are plenty of family-friendly opportunities to make the most of the outdoors this month, from fun farm events to a festival celebrating the earth and the people of Ellicott City. 1. HEAD...

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  • Bowie State awards posthumous degree to slain student at commencement

    Bowie State awards posthumous degree to slain student at commencement

    In a Bowie State University commencement ceremony punctuated by shouts and cheers from graduates and their families, none was louder than the rousing standing ovation for the family of 2nd Lt. Richard W. Collins III, who accepted a degree on his behalf Tuesday. Collins, a 23-year-old business administration...

  • Hopkins announces 3.5 percent tuition hike for fifth straight year

    Hopkins announces 3.5 percent tuition hike for fifth straight year

    Tuition for full-time liberal arts and engineering students at the Johns Hopkins University will increase $1,760, or 3.5 percent, next school year, the university announced this week. The increase will bring tuition to $52,170 for more than 5,400 undergraduates in the Hopkins schools of the arts...

  • Hogan criticized for Baltimore County school board appointment

    Hogan criticized for Baltimore County school board appointment

    Gov. Larry Hogan's appointment of a former Baltimore County executive to the county school board is drawing criticism from some local leaders, who say it leaves the board with only two minority members to help shape policy in a system where more than half the students are minorities. Baltimore...

  • Baltimore school officials: too late to avert layoffs

    Baltimore school officials: too late to avert layoffs

    As Baltimore City Council members consider ways to divert more money to city schools, district officials said Tuesday it's too late to prevent layoffs for as many as 300 teachers and administrators. School district officials told members of the City Council on Tuesday they're bound to notify affected...

  • Former Baltimore County executive appointed to school board

    Former Baltimore County executive appointed to school board

    Roger Hayden, a former county executive, has been named to the Baltimore County school board. Gov. Larry Hogan appointed Hayden Tuesday to fill a vacancy that was created when board member Romaine N. Williams left last month. Hayden, a Republican county executive from 1990 to 1994, also served...

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  • Top baby names of 2016 at GBMC

    Top baby names of 2016 at GBMC

    Greater Baltimore Medical Center has averaged more than 4,000 births during the past nine years, making it the busiest hospital in Baltimore for deliveries. In 2016, about 4,100 were delivered at GBMC. Here's a look at the most popular names for the new arrivals.

  • Baltimore sledding 101: Most popular hills, safety tips and more

    Baltimore sledding 101: Most popular hills, safety tips and more

    Last January, after a winter storm dumped nearly 30 inches of snow on the region, many Baltimoreans were given two great gifts: an extended break from school and work, and some serious sledding hills to explore. Lutherville resident Dan Taylor and his daughter Ryan, now 9, found their sledding...

  • Howard County Babysitters referral service connects families with caretakers

    Howard County Babysitters referral service connects families with caretakers

    When Stephanie Wilcome was looking to make a little extra money while in nursing school at Howard Community College, she thought that baby-sitting might be the perfect fit with her passion for children and her varying schedule. But Wilcome, 22, of Columbia, was having trouble finding jobs in the...

  • Helping kids out of their 'entitlement cloak'

    Helping kids out of their 'entitlement cloak'

    A friend came to our house when our boys were toddlers and stood in my living room crying. Her father had died suddenly, and she was bereft. While I hugged her and cried too, the boys were sitting mesmerized by this uncommon show of adult emotion, when one tapped me on the leg and whispered, "Our...

  • Ellicott City mom teaches kids about the fun in healthy cooking

    Ellicott City mom teaches kids about the fun in healthy cooking

    Kimberly Young is, as she puts it, “not a size 6.” The Ellicott City resident may not fit the stereotypical image of a healthy eating guru, but that she is. Young is a trained culinary nutritionist who founded the nonprofit Love My Body and later her company Healthy Little Cooks to encourage healthful...

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