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Longtime Clyde's manager bids food biz farewell

Like many teenagers, Paul Kraft says he didn't see his time in the food service industry going beyond college. It was 1993 and Kraft decided to join the waiting staff of Columbia Lakefront's newly opened Tomato Palace Italian restaurant for the remainder of his college days at Towson University....

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  • Clarksville Car Wash reopens with new owners [Clarksville]

    Rob Schruefer wants everyone to know that the Clarksville Car Wash reopened Jan. 18, just in time to flush away all the mud and snow-melting chemicals from your vehicle. Owners of local companies, On The Spot Detailing and Pro Wash Auto Spa, have purchased the business.They look forward to meeting...

  • Howard County needs to improve snowstorm response [Letter]

    Now that the storm is well over, it's time for a reality check for Howard County. This is coming from someone who grew up in the land where "all the kids are above average," so I can spot when pride creeps to hubris. The main criticism is: year after year -- snowstorm after snowstorm -- county...

  • Howard County stormwater fee can't be justified [Letter]

    In reading the article "County urged to preserve stormwater fee" in the Jan. 28 issue about the opposition to eliminating the stormwater fee in Howard County, I am puzzled. Nobody is saying the necessary stormwater projects will not be done. It is simply a matter of how the projects are funded....

  • 'Beyond the Blues' celebrates African-American artists

    'Beyond the Blues' celebrates African-American artists

    "Beyond the Blues," Columbia Festival of the Arts' winter presentation of music, theater, film and jazz celebrating African-American artists, coincides with the observance of Black History Month by "happy accident," according to CFA Executive Director Todd Olson. "We are finding lots of partners...