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Walking tour shows off Columbia's birthday daffodils

Though snow dotted the pathway in spots and mud could be found everywhere, Ned Tillman and Sean Harbaugh saw only the future on a walk in Columbia on Monday. In planning the route for their upcoming walking tour, "50,000 Daffodils," on March 26, the two noted trees that would be budding, landmarks...

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  • Travel to Eastern Europe via music

    Travel to Eastern Europe via music

    Columbia Pro Cantare music director Frances Motyca Dawson has done a lot of music reflecting her Czech heritage over the years and other Eastern European countries also have been part of the musical mix. That definitely will be the case when Dawson leads a program titled "Music Masters of Eastern...

  • Silhouette stages a musical farce in Monte Carlo

    Silhouette stages a musical farce in Monte Carlo

    It's easy to understand why the 1988 off-Broadway musical "Lucky Stiff" does not get revived very often, because its wacky story pushes a viewer's suspension of disbelief to the limit. It's also easy to understand why the show merits the occasional revival, because it was created by a distinguished...

  • Richardson remembered as teacher, supporter, animal lover [Lisbon/Woodbine]

    The western Howard County community sends condolences to the family of Elizabeth Richardson, of Woodbine, on her passing on Feb. 19. Betsy, prior to her retirement, was the financial manager of her thoroughbred horse farm in Woodbine. Throughout her life, she was an avid equestrian and tennis player....

  • A day of Irish food, music and beer

    A day of Irish food, music and beer

    Everyone is Irish on St. Patty's Day. Throughout the county, restaurants are offering specials on food, drink and fun. As March 17 falls on a Friday this year, extra merriment throughout the weekend is planned. So put on your green and follow a rainbow to your own pot o'fun. Looney's Patty Party...


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  • Columbia’s golden years [Editorial]

    Columbia’s golden years [Editorial]

    Columbia's golden anniversary has arrived, with months of special events and celebrations planned to mark James W. Rouse's visionary approach to go beyond the cookie-cutter subdivisions of the last century and build a vibrant community around distinct neighborhood villages, job, shopping and recreation...

  • Howard County artist, 14, sets up shop to benefit mother fighting multiple sclerosis

    Howard County artist, 14, sets up shop to benefit mother fighting multiple sclerosis

    When Sophia Martinez decided last summer to start her own business featuring her artwork, she also decided she wanted to donate a portion of her proceeds to a good cause, like St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, a children's cancer hospital she and her family had supported in the past. She then...

  • Howard's financial forecast [Editorial]

    Howard's financial forecast [Editorial]

    Coming days before Howard's county executive releases his budget plan for the year ahead, a report from an economic advisory committee has warned looks can be deceiving. "While the county appears to be fiscally healthy, there are storm clouds on the horizon," reads the opening line from the Spending...

  • Bikeway is a win-win for Columbia [Commentary]

    Bikeway is a win-win for Columbia [Commentary]

    Fifty years ago, Columbia began with the promise that a community designed to encourage connections — between people, their homes, nature, commerce and wellness — could thrive at its fullest potential. That vision was not only limited to planning villages, service centers and housing. It also included...