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  • Art center aims to fill empty stomachs with 'empty bowls'

    Art center aims to fill empty stomachs with 'empty bowls'

    At the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Bryan Moore, an instructor and pottery artist, glazes a motley collection of colorful handmade bowls the center plans to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank. Part of an international grassroots movement that has found its way to Prince George's county,...

  • New Laurel summer camp mixes science with summer fun

    New Laurel summer camp mixes science with summer fun

    When asked if she knew what STEM means, second-grader Madison Dankwa answered, "No, not really." Yet this summer, she's learning about it — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — every day. Madison is a student at Terrapin STEM Camp in Laurel, and in the course of one morning there,...

  • Laurel Regional to keep inpatient services through 2017, while work group assess future

    Laurel Regional to keep inpatient services through 2017, while work group assess future

    Nearly one year after hospital owner and operator Dimensions Healthcare System announced the transition of Laurel Regional Hospital into a 24-hour ambulatory care center, University of Maryland Medical System and state and local officials turned the tables on Monday in Laurel, sharing their agreement...

  • Laurel Mill Playhouse spins a gentle tale of ‘Charlotte’s Web’

    Laurel Mill Playhouse spins a gentle tale of ‘Charlotte’s Web’

    Laurel Mill Playhouse's current run of Joseph Robinette's "Charlotte's Web," based on the book by American author E. B. White, offers a gentle foray into classical literature in a mid-summer's performance of a well loved children's tale. The show travels the story of Wilbur and Charlotte, a naive...

Western Howard County

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  • Music fills the air Thursday nights at Turf Valley [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    Turf Valley Towne Square is coming to life every Thursday with its free concert series. On Thursday, July 21, Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddy's will pack the dance floor with its unique brand of Modern Honky Tonk. On July 28, Crush will enlighten those 80s fans with veteran musicians who will...

  • Howard County budget power plays [Commentary]

    Howard County budget power plays [Commentary]

    For the Howard County Council, this is the summer of budget maneuvers that could set the stage for new political dramas in the years ahead. The council last week agreed to set up an independent review committee to examine the school system's budget and conduct an audit of school spending, an idea...

  • Glenwood resident wins HGTV 'Smart Home,' episode to air in August

    Glenwood resident wins HGTV 'Smart Home,' episode to air in August

    What Glenwood resident Theresa Smith thought was a belated birthday celebration for her sister turned out to be a surprise that came with a big present for her — a new home courtesy of HGTV. A Mercedes-Benz pulled into the driveway and out walked HGTV host and designer Tiffany Brooks. She wished...

  • Former teacher now principal returns to Lime Kiln Middle [Fulton/Highland]

    Lime Kiln Middle School has a new principal. Her name is Lucy Lublin. Lublin is no stranger to LKMS because she was a teacher at the school from 1999 to 2008 when she taught health education. Also during her previous tenure, she led the School Improvement Team and also served as an acting administrator...

Elkridge/Savage

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Clarksville

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  • 'Hairspray' fills Toby's with upbeat songs and characters

    'Hairspray' fills Toby's with upbeat songs and characters

    A lot of theater productions crank up the fog machine in order to fill the stage with an atmospheric haze, but in "Hairspray" it's the freely dispensed title substance that fills the air. Every beehive hairdo is kept in perfect shape, and, by hair extension, the show itself holds up really well...

  • Amanda Post Memorial Fund awards to scholarships to River Hill grads [Clarksville]

    This is the seventh year that the Amanda Post Memorial Fund has awarded the Amanda Post "AmandaWins" River Hill High Student-Athlete Scholarship and the Amanda Post "AmandaWins" Soccer Association of Columbia/Howard County Student-Athlete Scholarship through the Community Foundation of Howard County....

  • This play about swordplay is in fighting shape

    This play about swordplay is in fighting shape

    There is so much swordplay in "The Three Musketeers" that it plays to advantage in an outdoor production. This theatrical adaptation by John Chambers of the Alexandre Dumas novel provides plenty of opportunities for the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company actors to run around on an outdoor stage at...

  • Howard school 'oversight' measures on budget, air quality move forward

    Howard school 'oversight' measures on budget, air quality move forward

    The Howard County Council unanimously passed measures Friday to audit education spending and create a school budget review committee in order to encourage what County Council Chairman Calvin Ball said was more transparency and accountability into the school system's budget. The creation of the...

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