Howard County

15-year-old critically wounded in Howard County shooting

Howard County police said a 15-year-old boy was shot and critically wounded late Saturday afternoon in Elkridge. Shortly before noon, officers responded to a call it the 6400 block of Greenfield Road, where they found the shooting victim and an uninjured 16-year-old male relative outside an apartment...

Ellicott City

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  • Retired Howard firefighters teach EMT Academy

    Retired Howard firefighters teach EMT Academy

    For more than two decades, Ken Brown and Don Howell were firefighters and emergency medical technicians in the Howard County fire department. They finished their careers as head of emergency medical services training and chief of EMS operations, respectively. The colleagues and friends retired...

  • Winner of Howard County Hispanic Leadership Award brings compassion to the courtroom

    Winner of Howard County Hispanic Leadership Award brings compassion to the courtroom

    When County Executive Allan Kittleman’s office called District Court Judge Ricardo Zwaig recently to ask if he if would accept the county’s first Hispanic Leadership Award, Zwaig said his only response was “of course.” Zwaig told the story with a smile, calling the award a “great honor.” More than...

  • Howard school system accelerating search for High School 13 site

    Howard school system accelerating search for High School 13 site

    With the accelerated opening of Howard County’s 13th high school in 2022, Bruce Gist, the executive director of capital planning, says the school system is following a “tight and aggressive schedule” to decide between two possible locations by December. During the board’s quarterly meeting Oct....

  • Michael Martirano, 'a teacher, first and foremost'

    Michael Martirano, 'a teacher, first and foremost'

    In the Department of Education building, the office door of Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano is wide open. Two five-level bookshelves stand side-by-side, displaying dozens of yellow school buses, as well as family and students photos. “If I were to tell...

Columbia's 50th Anniversary

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  • Jim Rouse would recognize much of this art

    Jim Rouse would recognize much of this art

    The importance that Columbia founder James Rouse placed on the arts is reflected in an exhibit at the Howard County Arts Council that is part of the ongoing celebration of Columbia’s 50th birthday. “Selections from the Rouse Company/the Howard Hughes Corporation Art Collection” includes artwork...

  • Columbia winds down its golden anniversary by dedicating 22 iconic posters

    Columbia winds down its golden anniversary by dedicating 22 iconic posters

    Columbia capped its six-month long golden anniversary celebration on Sunday by dedicating 22 iconic posters that evoke the city’s visionary beginnings while also looking toward tomorrow. The posters were dedicated as part of the festival’s closing ceremony, which also included an evening theatrical...

  • Lakefronts star in first plein air art event in Columbia

    Lakefronts star in first plein air art event in Columbia

    A bright blue sky above both Lake Kittamaqundi and Wilde Lake was the focal point for many artists during Columbia’s first plein air painting competition Sept. 9. While clouds rolled in and out throughout the day, the setting and weather were perfect for an event organizers hope becomes a tradition....

  • Plein Air Art - Columbia

    Plein Air Art - Columbia

    As part of its 50th birthday celebration, Columbia hosted its first plein air art event where artists and their easels were set up around both Lake Kittamaqundi and Wilde Lake.

  • Folk group will dance to celebrate Columbia's 50th

    Folk group will dance to celebrate Columbia's 50th

    For their first date, Glyn Webber took his future wife to Harper’s Choice Village Center on a Wednesday night, when the Columbia International Folk Dancers met to dance. The two have been regulars of the group ever since. “We met at a folk dancing group,” Webber said. “The next week I brought her...

Laurel

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  • Open house at Laurel Volunteer Fire Department

    Open house at Laurel Volunteer Fire Department

    The Laurel Volunteer Fire Department, 7411 Cherry Lane, will hold its annual Fire Prevention Open House on Sunday, Oct. 22 from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s Fire Prevention Week theme is “Every second counts: Plan two ways out,” which reinforces having a fire escape plan. The open house will include...

  • Laurel Board of Trade to hold candidates forum

    Laurel Board of Trade to hold candidates forum

    The Laurel Board of Trade will hold a forum for City Council candidates on Wednesday, Oct. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Laurel Municipal Center, 8103 Sandy Spring Road. Elections will be held Nov. 7. Voters will choose chose one candidate for City Council at-large and two candidates each from Ward...

  • Former Maryland City youth soccer coach gets 18-year sentence for child abuse

    Former Maryland City youth soccer coach gets 18-year sentence for child abuse

    A former Maryland City youth soccer coach received an 18-year prison sentence after he was convicted of sexually abusing a player earlier this year. Eris Murray, 56, of Hanover was sentenced Wednesday by Circuit Court Judge Cathy Vitale after he was found guilty of sexual abuse of a minor, second...

  • Property management company 'spruces up' Elizabeth House in Laurel

    Property management company 'spruces up' Elizabeth House in Laurel

    Elizabeth House in Laurel received a free makeover from volunteers who work with residential property manager Southern Management Corp.as part of the company’s Spruce Up service project to give back to the community. Managed by Fish of Laurel, the nonprofit meal kitchen started serving meals to...

Western Howard County

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  • Now is the time to plant native plants [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

    The Native Plant Sale signs at the traffic circles in Glenelg will direct you to Lauren’s Garden Service Native Plant Nursery. This local business is founded and owned by Lauren Turner, who has degrees in horticulture and herbal medicine and over 12 years of gardening experience. The next Native...

  • Bazaar offers tasty food and holiday ideas [West Friendship]

    Fall fairs and festivals are beginning to fill up locals’ weekends. Mark your calendar for Nov. 11, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. when Saint James United Methodist Church presents the 10th Annual Holiday Bazaar and Flea Market. Saint James is at 12470 Old Frederick Road in Marriottsville. Holiday decorations,...

  • Howard County to host annual 50+EXPO

    Howard County to host annual 50+EXPO

    The county will host its 19th annual 50+EXPO on Friday at Wilde Lake High School, featuring information and sessions on issues including safety and emergency preparedness. Hosted by the Department of Community Resources and Services’ Office on Aging and Independence, the event is expected to draw...

  • Howard County launches house restoration loan program

    Howard County launches house restoration loan program

    The Howard County Department of Housing and Community Development is accepting loan pre-applications for its new home rehabilitation program, Reinvest*Renovate*Restore, to give homeowners renovation funding, while enhancing curb appeal. Director Kelly Cimino said the department will have an informational...

Elkridge/Savage

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Clarksville

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  • Erickson Living presents plans for Clarksville retirement community

    Erickson Living presents plans for Clarksville retirement community

    The Howard County Zoning Board got its first look Thursday at an Erickson Living retirement community proposed for Clarksville. Dozens of residents attended the preliminaryzoning board meeting to hear about the plans. The meeting’s purpose was to allow the board and the community to see early plans...

  • Kittleman, Guzzone awarded Community Action Council’s Humanitarian Award

    Kittleman, Guzzone awarded Community Action Council’s Humanitarian Award

    County Executive Allan Kittleman and state Sen. Guy Guzzone will share the Howard County Community Action Council’s 2017 Humanitarian Award for their work to help secure a new location for the Howard County Food Bank earlier this year. The two will be honored at this year’s 22nd annual Community...

  • Howard County arts, cultural groups receive grant funding

    Howard County arts, cultural groups receive grant funding

    The Howard County Arts Council is awarding more than $580,000 in matching grants to 46 arts and cultural organizations in 2018. Grants were made based on artistic merit, the applicant’s ability to complete their project and their community service. The council’s board of directors reviewed and...

  • Two paper shredding events planned in Howard County

    Two paper shredding events planned in Howard County

    Howard County will have free paper shredding events on Oct. 21 and 28 for residents to dispose of unwanted documents. Residents may bring up to three bags or boxes of paper that will be shredded onsite. The first event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until trucks are full,...

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