Howard County

Author, activist Paola Gianturco to speak at Women’s Giving Circle

The Women’s Giving Circle of Howard County will host author and women’s activist Paola Gianturco as the keynote speaker at its annual celebration on Oct. 10. Gianturco, a photographer and author of three books about women activists, including her most recent work, “Wonder Girls: Changing the World,”...

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Columbia's 50th Anniversary

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  • Finely-tuned cast fuels drawing room thriller at Laurel Mill Playhouse

    Finely-tuned cast fuels drawing room thriller at Laurel Mill Playhouse

    The chill in the air at Laurel Mill Playhouse has little to do with the change of season as the theater presents the 20th-century drawing room thriller, “An Inspector Calls,” by British dramatist J. P. Priestley (1894-1984). The controversial playwright is recognized for introducing socialist political...

  • Howard County to host open houses to gather input on Route 1 safety needs

    Howard County to host open houses to gather input on Route 1 safety needs

    Following a spike last year in pedestrian deaths along or near Route 1 in Howard County, the Office of Transportation is taking new action to improve safety in the industrial corridor known for the danger it poses to pedestrians and bikers. Six people were killed in five separate incidents on or...

  • Kittleman launches early childhood education initiative

    Kittleman launches early childhood education initiative

    Two minutes is all you need to teach a child something new. That is the strategy County Executive Allan Kittleman touted on Monday at the launch of his latest education initiative, a free library of educational videos available to all county residents aimed at preparing children for kindergarten....

  • St. Nicholas parish marks a milestone

    St. Nicholas parish marks a milestone

    On a lovely Saturday in September, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington, celebrated the Mass of Installation assigning the Rev. Mel Ayala as pastor at St. Nicholas Catholic Church — a highlight of the year when the church embarks on a new chapter. The mid-sized South Laurel parish, which...

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  • Glamorous camping wedding cake takes the prize [Clarksville]

    Congratulations to Kupcakes & Co. for creating the winning cake in a competition on “Cake Hunters,” a show on the Cooking Channel. The local, family-owned bakery beat out two other contestants and designed a seven-layer wedding cake for a soon-to-be-married couple who planned a “glamping,” or glamorous...

  • Howard schools superintendent offers plan to delay proposed redistricting

    Howard schools superintendent offers plan to delay proposed redistricting

    Howard County parents and community members continued to rally against the Howard County Public School System’s proposed countywide redistricting plan Tuesday evening during a regional attendance area open house at Wilde Lake High School in Columbia. However, interim superintendent Michael Martirano’s...

  • A prime prospect in Amazon [Editorial]

    A prime prospect in Amazon [Editorial]

    All up and down the Eastern Seaboard, the rush is on to lure one of the biggest corporate projects in generations: a second headquarters location for Amazon.com. The Seattle company and its billionaire founder Jeff Bezos have redefined retail and internet services and now they’re looking at an...

  • Testimony continues in Howard County on APFO, mulching bills

    Testimony continues in Howard County on APFO, mulching bills

    Residents came out in full force for Monday’s continuation public hearing on the hot-button adequate public facilities and mulching bills. Monday’s hearing, held in a packed room, was a spillover from the July 17 public hearing on the bills, which was capped due to the large number of people signed...