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Howard County businesses use Pokémon Go to find future employees

Three weeks ago, gaming app Pokémon Go invaded smartphone screens nationwide, bringing Nintendo's classic '90s creatures to life through augmented reality. While fans continue devoting their days to "catch 'em all," Howard County businesses are utilizing the game as a recruiting tool for prospective...

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  • Academy Ford owners keep dealership a family affair

    Academy Ford owners keep dealership a family affair

    Mike Lynch loves rush hour traffic in South Laurel. That's because it gives Route 1 motorists a chance to eye the front line of cars for sale on the lot at Academy Ford.

  • At Rube Goldberg Camp, kids use creative solutions to tackle simplest of tasks

    At Rube Goldberg Camp, kids use creative solutions to tackle simplest of tasks

    This week, more than 15 youngsters in Laurel are working together to tip one cup of water into another. Of course, considering the project it's much more complicated than that. Using cardboard boxes, tubes, marbles and toy cars, the third-, fourth- and fifth-graders attending a one-week camp sponsored...

  • Art center aims to fill empty stomachs with 'empty bowls'

    Art center aims to fill empty stomachs with 'empty bowls'

    At the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Bryan Moore, an instructor and pottery artist, glazes a motley collection of colorful handmade bowls the center plans to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank. Part of an international grassroots movement that has found its way to Prince George's county,...

  • New Laurel summer camp mixes science with summer fun

    New Laurel summer camp mixes science with summer fun

    When asked if she knew what STEM means, second-grader Madison Dankwa answered, "No, not really." Yet this summer, she's learning about it — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — every day. Madison is a student at Terrapin STEM Camp in Laurel, and in the course of one morning there,...

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  • Howard officials urge safety precaution during heat wave

    Howard officials urge safety precaution during heat wave

    With temperatures in the high 90s and a heat index as high as 106 degrees, many who live and work in Howard County are taking precautions to stay cool Monday in the scorching summer weather. Temperatures in the mid-90s are forecasted through the week, according to the National Weather Service, with...

  • Heat wave to sweep Howard County this weekend

    Heat wave to sweep Howard County this weekend

    Extreme heat and humidity are expected in Howard County this weekend, as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's heat index predicts temperatures as high as 105 degrees. Forecasts for this weekend in Howard County begin with temperatures in the mid- to high-90s Friday morning, possibly...

  • Young Howard students build, fly drones with help from Baltimore professionals

    Young Howard students build, fly drones with help from Baltimore professionals

    When Woudjeenie Bruno, an upcoming fifth-grader at Stevens Forest Elementary School, found out she was going to be making drones this summer, she thought it would be "really cool." "And it really is," she said. For the past four weeks, Woudjeenie and six other elementary and middle school students...

  • Music fills the air Thursday nights at Turf Valley [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

    Turf Valley Towne Square is coming to life every Thursday with its free concert series. On Thursday, July 21, Arty Hill and the Long Gone Daddy's will pack the dance floor with its unique brand of Modern Honky Tonk. On July 28, Crush will enlighten those 80s fans with veteran musicians who will...

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  • Richard H. Hoffman Jr., electrical engineer, dies

    Richard H. Hoffman Jr., electrical engineer, dies

    Richard H. Hoffman Jr., an electrical engineer and sports fan, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice from a glioblastoma. He was 54. The son of Richard H. Hoffman Sr., a NASA engineer, and Mary Rita Hoffman, a homemaker, Richard Hugh Hoffman Jr. was born in Baltimore and raised in Calverton, graduating...

  • Eliminating racial divide in Howard school suspensions requires community effort, county leaders say

    Eliminating racial divide in Howard school suspensions requires community effort, county leaders say

    Leaders in Howard County's African-American community say that a slight decrease in the suspension rate of black students from county schools is encouraging, but that the community still has a long way to go to eliminate racial disparities in school discipline. While the 2014-2015 data released...

  • 'Hairspray' fills Toby's with upbeat songs and characters

    'Hairspray' fills Toby's with upbeat songs and characters

    A lot of theater productions crank up the fog machine in order to fill the stage with an atmospheric haze, but in "Hairspray" it's the freely dispensed title substance that fills the air. Every beehive hairdo is kept in perfect shape, and, by hair extension, the show itself holds up really well...

  • Columbia community finds connection through Pokémon Go

    Columbia community finds connection through Pokémon Go

    At 5 p.m. on a Thursday evening, the brutal beams of sunlight refused to turn in at the Wilde Lake Village Center in Columbia. Beads of sweat raced down the faces of Heather and Jonathan Dasher, as they escaped to a shady spot of tree cover just outside Slayton House and continued their hunt. Although...

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