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Ellicott City

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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...

Columbia

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  • Laurel businesswoman aims to inspire others

    Laurel businesswoman aims to inspire others

    In 2012, LaTaunya Howard opened a flexible work-space business with the goal of helping small business owners and entrepreneurs more easily achieve their goals. Six years later, she’s expanded on that idea by self-publishing a book and volunteering as the host of “C-Suite On Your Street,” a new...

  • Columbia Association studies cutting more than half of its neighborhood centers

    Columbia Association studies cutting more than half of its neighborhood centers

    Leaders of the Columbia Association are examining whether to close or find new uses for more than half of the neighborhood centers in Columbia’s 10 villages. The private organization runs many of the planned community’s resident programs and services and operates 14 neighborhood centers, originally...

  • Elkridge land considered for Howard's first residential drug treatment facility

    Elkridge land considered for Howard's first residential drug treatment facility

    Howard County officials are preparing to survey land in Elkridge as a possible home for the county’s first residential drug treatment center. The site, at Meadowridge Road and Old Rockbridge Drive, is on county-owned land adjacent to the Mayfield Maintenance Facility, according to director of policy...

  • Howard's moderate-priced housing shortage continues

    Howard's moderate-priced housing shortage continues

    While new housing continues to crop up throughout Howard County, housing options for many of the county’s lowest income residents continue to lag behind. This month, those seeking county assistance to buy or rent a home can apply for the county’s Moderate Income Housing Unit program, which includes...

  • Win, lose, draw: how the General Assembly session ended for Howard County

    Win, lose, draw: how the General Assembly session ended for Howard County

    Maryland’s 90-day legislative session ended with a flourish of activity Monday night, with lawmakers passing eight Howard County bills, including the creation of a property tax credit for natural disaster damage and a student loan assistance program for county teachers. In reviewing a record 3,100...

Laurel

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  • 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...

  • Laurel government closes, snow emergency declared

    Laurel government closes, snow emergency declared

    Laurel city offices closed around 11:30 a.m. due to ongoing snow and hazardous road conditions, officials announced on the city’s Facebook page. “The road conditions were deteriorating, so we wanted to make sure our employees could get home safely and that people wouldn’t come out trying to conduct...

Western Howard County

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Elkridge/Savage

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Clarksville

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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 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...

  • Spring is something to sing about at Columbia Pro Cantare

    Spring is something to sing about at Columbia Pro Cantare

    Columbia Pro Cantare is celebrating longer days and warmer weather with a concert titled “Sing Into Spring” on Sunday, March 18 at 4 p.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Ellicott City. This Howard County-based choral group will be joined by harpist Jacqueline Pollauf, organist Donald Fries,...

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