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Where land and water meet at Himmelfarb Gallery

Photographer Meryl Silver explores what amounts to an in-between landscape zone in the exhibit "Water's Edge" in the Himmelfarb Gallery at the Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel. That zone is where dry land meets the ocean and the line between them can be rather, er, fluid. Although...

Ellicott City

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  • Winners: Best of Howard County 2016

    Winners: Best of Howard County 2016

    The Howard County community is nothing if not engaged. When it came time to cast their ballots in the 2016 Best of Howard readers’ poll, more than 15,000 voters chimed in. Voting opened just days after a historic flood wiped out many of the businesses on Ellicott City’s Main Street, but that didn’t...

  • No-bid contracts by Howard schools under scrutiny

    No-bid contracts by Howard schools under scrutiny

    Propelled by recent concerns of waste and inefficiency, state Del. Warren Miller is seeking to halt non-competitive contracts awarded by Howard County Public Schools. The proposed change to state law comes in the wake of a state audit of Howard schools that found senior school staff awarded nearly...

  • New Howard sheriff pledges to restore lost trust in office

    New Howard sheriff pledges to restore lost trust in office

    Bill McMahon, a former Howard County police chief, vowed to restore public trust in the sheriff's office and build strong relationships between staff as he was sworn in as the county's sheriff Wednesday afternoon. McMahon, who retired after leading the county's police force from 2006 to 2014, replaces...

  • Concerns of racism, intolerance prompt launch of #OneHoward initiative

    Concerns of racism, intolerance prompt launch of #OneHoward initiative

    Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman is launching a series of community conversations to push community dialogue and reinforce the county's commitment to inclusiveness. Coming in the wake of the presidential election and reports of racially charged incidents at county schools, Kittleman, a Republican...

Laurel

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  • Friends of Montpelier mark 40th anniversary

    Friends of Montpelier mark 40th anniversary

    Decking the halls at historic Montpelier Mansion summons nearly a half-century of memories for Helen Haas, president of the Friends of Montpelier, a volunteer organization that began helping to restore and preserve the National Historic Landmark 40 years ago. Montpelier was built in the mid 1780s...

  • Light-as-a-snowflake farce soothes during hectic season

    Light-as-a-snowflake farce soothes during hectic season

    Light as snowflakes, the Laurel Mill Playhouse's fresh production of emerging playwright Tim Koenig's "Happy Hollandaise" passes on traditional holiday sentiment and heads straight for your funny bone. Currently the director of drama at Bethel Church in Lodi, Calif., the American playwright is...

  • Lost Ark's partners open new distillery in Columbia

    Lost Ark's partners open new distillery in Columbia

    Beneath a charming image depicting a 17th-century sailing vessel, the door opened Saturday at Lost Ark Distilling Co. on Berger Road in Columbia to reveal a vision finally realized. Small business owners Brad Blackwell, of Crownsville, and Andy Debenham, of Manchester, have been working to launch...

  • Laurel business owner honors mother through USO holiday donations

    Laurel business owner honors mother through USO holiday donations

    This holiday season, Laurel Main Street business owner Cindy Senter says she will remember her mother with a collection box for donations to the United Service Organizations, or USO. Following the death of her mother, Marian Klein, in October, Senter said she and her daughter, Kari, wanted to keep...

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  • Holiday shoppers urged to track package deliveries to prevent theft

    Holiday shoppers urged to track package deliveries to prevent theft

    Howard County police urge residents to track their deliveries from online shopping this holiday season to prevent theft of packages left outside front doors. Online purchases increase around the holidays, spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said, and packages are delivered to doorsteps and porches. The...

  • The poor in prosperous Howard [Editorial]

    The poor in prosperous Howard [Editorial]

    Howard County's per capita income last year was the highest in the Baltimore region – nearly $70,000, according to new Commerce Department calculations published last week. A separate report of the labor market noted that the October statewide unemployment rate was an impressively low 4.2 percent...

  • School board newcomers begin quest for accountability, prepare for pushback

    School board newcomers begin quest for accountability, prepare for pushback

    New school board members who ousted a trio of incumbents in this month's election hope to usher in a new era of accountability and transparency when the new board is sworn in on Dec. 5. Critics of Howard County Schools Superintendent Renee Foose, whose $273,000 four-year contract was renewed earlier...

  • Dance into the holidays with a performance of "The Nutcracker"

    Dance into the holidays with a performance of "The Nutcracker"

    As soon as you gobble up that Thanksgiving dinner, start searching for the sweet treats of "The Nutcracker" ballet. There are a dozen local productions of this holiday chestnut, both grand scale and those geared for the little ones, some starting this Thanksgiving weekend. A few are professional...

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