Howard County

Pedestrian plan update looks to make Howard County more walker-friendly

Foot traffic in Howard County could soon see a boost, as the county this week unveiled a draft to its update of the Pedestrian Master Plan, meant to improve walking conditions in the area. Produced by the Office of Transportation, the plan updates the 2007 master plan and is one of multiple transportation...

Ellicott City

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  • Ellicott City cobbler's prize-winning shoes stolen from Arundel Mills shop

    Ellicott City cobbler's prize-winning shoes stolen from Arundel Mills shop

    Shoe cobbler Sunny Yoo, of Ellicott City, is asking for the public’s help to find his prize-winning shoes that earned him a silver medal in an international shoe repair contest after they were stolen from his family’s business over the weekend. In December 2016, Yoo submitted the pair of Allen...

  • Howard County General looks to be added to county’s operating budget

    Howard County General looks to be added to county’s operating budget

    For the first time, Howard County General Hospital has asked to be added to the county’s annual operating budget, with a request for $3 million. President Steve Snelgrove sent a formal written request to County Executive Allan Kittleman asking for the hospital to be included in both the county’s...

  • Hop Heads Scooter Club zooms through Howard County

    Hop Heads Scooter Club zooms through Howard County

    Motor scooters may be a familiar site whizzing through Italian cobblestone streets, but for members of the local Hop Head Scooter Club, they are a way to zoom down the roads of Howard County. Founded in February by county resident Brett Rhodes, the Hop Head Scooter Club is now the largest vintage...

  • English classes at Bain 50+ Center offer community, learning

    English classes at Bain 50+ Center offer community, learning

    “Salam.” “Merhaba.” “Anyoung haseyo.” “Guten tag.” “Hola.” Step into the Bain 50+ Center on a Wednesday morning, and you can hear “hello” in Farsi, Turkish, Korean, German, Spanish and other languages. Residents from all over the world gather to practice weekly at Howard County’s largest 50+ center...

Columbia

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  • Columbia house fire displaces seven

    Columbia house fire displaces seven

    A fire ripped through a Columbia home Tuesday night, displacing seven people. Howard County firefighters responded to the fire in the 7400 block of Sandalfoot Way around 9 p.m. and extinguished the blaze in a little over an hour, according to fire department spokeswoman Denise Weist. No injuries...

  • The meaning of Christmas and season’s beauty [Letter]

    Later this month I hope to celebrate my 89th Christmas. The sense of joy and wonderment that I knew as a child remains. I still love to feel the briskness of a clear December morning, to hear the sound of carols, to enjoy the beauty of a Christmas tree, to experience the love and fellowship shared...

  • Find useful ways to spend taxpayer money [Letter]

    Howard County must be totally awash in money. Just recently it spent millions on “renovating” the Central Library, and is continuing to do the same with the East Columbia Library. I have seen no improvement to account for the time and money spent on Central; in fact, the library was better before...

  • Trees can provide natural shade at playgrounds [Letter]

    Protecting children from overexposure to the sun while on playgrounds is indeed a laudable notion. But the erection of “shade structures” as detailed in [the Dec. 7 story] “Canopies coming to four county parks to limit sun exposure” has me pondering. Is this just another manifestation of Howard...

  • Howard County, Aetna partner to put naloxone in county buildings

    Howard County, Aetna partner to put naloxone in county buildings

    County Executive Allan Kittleman on Tuesday announced a partnership between Howard County and its health insurer, Aetna, to have the provider donate 408 naloxone kits to the county. The partnership, the first of its kind between Aetna and a county government, is part of the county’s effort to train...

Laurel

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Western Howard County

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  • $27.5 million senior community breaks ground in Fulton

    $27.5 million senior community breaks ground in Fulton

    Capitol Seniors Housing, a Washington, D.C.-based senior living developer, has broken ground on a $27.5 million community in Fulton. Arbor Terrace Maple Lawn, located at 11584 Scaggsville Rd., will have 86 assisted living and memory care apartments. The 73,000-square-foot property is expected to...

  • Howard County school leaders look to parents, training to combat violence

    Howard County school leaders look to parents, training to combat violence

    Howard County school officials are training teachers and students on how to build relationships that will lead to peaceful conflict resolution. At Wilde Lake High, which has reported six physical fights among students this school year, including three in the last three weeks, principal Rick Wilson...

  • Howard County residents weigh-in on local delegation’s state bills

    Howard County residents weigh-in on local delegation’s state bills

    Members of Howard County’s state delegation listened as residents gave their input Wednesday night on the 23 local bills they have proposed for the upcoming 2018 General Assembly legislative session. The bills include a variety of issues, ranging from the creation of grants for local projects like...

  • Howard athletes look to cryotherapy for sports injury recovery

    Howard athletes look to cryotherapy for sports injury recovery

    As a 29-year-old father of four, Columbia native Brian Taylor’s athletic playing days are officially behind him. He’s now perfectly content chasing down toddlers instead of quarterbacks. Taylor, the former two-time Howard County Times Football Defensive Player of the Year while he was at Long Reach...

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