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  • Ellicott City business advises international team how to rebound from natural disaster

    Ellicott City business advises international team how to rebound from natural disaster

    As visitors from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Sri Lanka stood in a circle Wednesday in a clothing boutique in historic Ellicott City, they looked to shop owner Tammy Beideman for advice on surviving a natural disaster. The seven-member delegation from South and Central Asia — citizens of countries...

  • First Second Saturday event kicks off on Main Street

    First Second Saturday event kicks off on Main Street

    For the first Second Thursday of the 2018 season, there will be live entertainment, poetry readings and a variety of artwork available as the Laurel Arts Council is partnering with the city to organize the event. For the young organization – it was formed last September – the event is a chance...

  • Quilts of all kinds

    Quilts of all kinds

    A quilt consists of a front, back and batting. With those three items, the sky’s the limit, as quilts are created in a variety of ways and styles, from hand sewn to machine, in everything from modern to Amish designs. To fully appreciate the great variety of quilting styles, the Faithful Circle...

  • The Ellicott City store where soap looks good enough to eat

    The Ellicott City store where soap looks good enough to eat

    Sweet Suds Bath Boutique owner Autumn Lewis loves to take baths and bake. Following her passions, she launched the confectionery-inspired bath boutique last December in a tiny red cottage a stone’s throw from her home in historic Ellicott City. Walk-in business has boomed. Already in the process...

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  • Decorlov Spring Paper Flower Workshop

    Decorlov Spring Paper Flower Workshop

    Decorlov creative designer Adeola Efunwoye hosts a spring paper flower workshop at Ragamuffins Coffee House on Saturday, April 21, 2018. 

  • Second Saturday - "The Artists Block"

    Second Saturday - "The Artists Block"

     Laurel Artist Council hosted the Second Saturday of the Month event. "The Artists Block Party" featured artists, musical performances and poetry readings.

  • A classic fairy tale on ice

    A classic fairy tale on ice

    As she heard the music for her character begin, Lucy Kriner stood. With a boot on her foot, the 17-year-old couldn’t actually skate on the ice where the rest of the cast was rehearsing for its upcoming performance of “The Little Mermaid,” but she could mirror the movements she was watching. “I...

  • ManneqART is on the move

    ManneqART is on the move

    Against the wall in the ManneqART Museum in Laurel stands a torched wedding gown with a straitjacket bodice, topped with a bride and groom in an electric chair. The piece — a play on marriage and relationships — is titled “Committed,” according to Lee Andersen, founder and director of the nonprofit...

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  • Long Reach Village Center redevelopment delayed, reviews on hold

    Long Reach Village Center redevelopment delayed, reviews on hold

    Residents will have to wait another year for the redevelopment of Long Reach Village Center in Columbia, after the county’s Zoning Board decided it would not review the project this spring. In October, the Zoning Board announced that all pending cases would need to be scheduled and heard by mid-April...

  • Howard County women who are leading in the age of #MeToo

    Howard County women who are leading in the age of #MeToo

    The white, one-room schoolhouse in Rockburn Branch Park may be historic, but it hasn’t always stood in the Elkridge park. Pfeiffer’s Corner Schoolhouse, which dates to the 1860s, was moved to its current home in 2003, 15 years after former Hammond Middle School teacher Pat Emard Greenwald helped...

  • Howard County earns top bond rating for 21st year

    Howard County earns top bond rating for 21st year

    Howard County earned a AAA bond rating this year from the country’s three credit-rating agencies, one of 43 counties nationwide to receive the top rating. The three agencies, Fitch Ratings, Moody’s Investor Services and Standard & Poor’s, annually rate local jurisdictions’ credit quality, an indication...

  • Despite high state ranking, some leaders say it's time to 'double down' on health in Howard County

    Despite high state ranking, some leaders say it's time to 'double down' on health in Howard County

    Howard County helped lead the pack for the fifth straight year as the second healthiest county in the state, according to an annual study by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute. Howard came in first the first three years of the survey from...

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