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Howard schools will pursue specialty programs to address crowding

The Howard County school board has approved expanding several specialty academic programs in an effort to shift students from crowded high schools and avert the need for a broader redistricting. By moving students from crowded schools to those with space, and offering the programs as an enticement,...

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  • Bake sale supports service dogs for veterans

    Ellie’s Bake Sale is back following a two year break. Ellie Feaga is hosting her community fundraiser on Saturday, Nov. 3 from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. at 15211 Frederick Road. Delicious baked goods, a chili cook-off and some interesting raffles will raise money for Labs for Liberty, the charity Ellie chose...

  • At Montpelier, it might as well be swing

    Montpelier Arts Center has musical offerings to get our toes tapping. Upcoming programs include Argentine guitarist Dani Cortaza performing Argentine folk music seasoned with elements of jazz. Cortaza is a Maryland resident and was the recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist...

  • New business picks up where Girod's Trophies left off

    Susan Bullock is excited. Her brand new business venture in West Friendship aims to recognize success in creative ways. Just as the community has bid a fond farewell to March Girod and his iconic West Friendship trophies and plaques shop, so too, we send a huge welcome to Susan Bullock who is taking...

  • End of an era: 50-year-old whooping crane breeding program coming to a close at Maryland's Patuxent refuge

    End of an era: 50-year-old whooping crane breeding program coming to a close at Maryland's Patuxent refuge

    When the nation’s most treasured fliers have faced extinction over the past half-century — bald eagles, California condors and the majestic whooping crane — scientists have studied how to save them from deep within thousands of acres of forests and wetlands along the Patuxent River. The crane has...