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Half-marathon to close some roads in Columbia on Sunday morning

Sunday morning's run of the Columbia Half Marathon will lead to road closings in the area of Columbia Town Center, Howard County police say. The following roads will be closed for the half-marathon, which runs from 8 a.m. to oon Sunday: •Little Patuxent Parkway, between Sterrett Place and the Little...

Ellicott City

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  • Expansion of Howard's aging public transit system sought, survey suggests

    Expansion of Howard's aging public transit system sought, survey suggests

    Requests to expand services and reduce travel times were high on the list of residents' suggests for improving the Regional Transportation Agency of Central Maryland's public transit system, according to a survey of residents and riders who use the system. The survey, compiled by KFG Group, a Bethesda-based...

  • Howard school board, tax credit bills wins approval

    Howard school board, tax credit bills wins approval

    Howard County residents will soon be able to elect school board members by district, claim tax credits on flood-damaged commercial property and drink more beer, wine and liquor samples during local alcohol tastings. The three initiatives are among the measures that passed the General Assembly this...

  • Howard Officer of the Year had WNBA career

    Howard Officer of the Year had WNBA career

    A successful career in Howard County law enforcement wasn't always the plan for 34-year-old police Officer Candace Futrell, whose dream of becoming a professional basketball player came true with the Women's National Basketball Association in 2004. Following her five-year basketball career, Futrell...

  • Glenelg Country School seeks expanded campus

    Glenelg Country School seeks expanded campus

    The Glenelg Country School, a prekindergarten through high school private school on a sprawling 90-acre campus in Ellicott City, is seeking the county's permission to add multiple buildings on its campus over the next 20 years. Student enrollment has swelled since the school opened its doors in...

Laurel

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  • Side by Side's Bike and Stride switches to scenic routes

    Side by Side's Bike and Stride switches to scenic routes

    Participants in the nonprofit organization Side by Side's fifth annual Ride and Stride fundraiser on Saturday, April 29 will get the opportunity to become one with nature at the National Wildlife Visitor Center in South Laurel. Unlike last year's routes along the Patuxent River and to Savage, riders...

  • Laurel Historical Society's 'Great Gala' to honor community contributors

    Laurel Historical Society's 'Great Gala' to honor community contributors

    Laurel Historical Society's annual fundraising gala will recognize individuals, businesses and organizations for their influence in the Laurel community during this year's The Great Gala on Saturday, April 22 at the DoubleTree By Hilton Hotel. Following the theme of the museum's current exhibit,...

  • Chrysalis amphitheater to open as first new structure at Merriweather Park

    Chrysalis amphitheater to open as first new structure at Merriweather Park

    As the luminous green shell of the new Chrysalis amphitheater comes into view amid the towering poplars high above South Entrance Road in Columbia, it's impossible not to be intrigued. The $6.6 million structure in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods — which will be dedicated at a public ceremony...

  • As Howard County residents wait, visions for Route 1 languish

    As Howard County residents wait, visions for Route 1 languish

    More than 15 years after the county charted ideas to revitalize Route 1, the 11-mile strip in Howard County continues to fall into lingering decay. Scattered development dots the edge of a ribbon of road that is a hodgepodge of motels, car dealerships, junkyards and rundown storefronts. And now,...

Western Howard County

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  • Girl Scouts collecting non-perishable food through April [Fulton/Highland]

    The local Girl Scout Troops in the Fulton area are collecting not-expired and non-perishable food items for the "Spring Forward Food Drive." Items such as canned meats (ham, chicken, tuna), canned stews, peanut butter, mac & cheese, canned nuts and seeds, canned fruit and juices, canned soups,...

  • Collecting books and bikes, young Leos help near and far [Glenelg/Glenwood/Dayton]

    Mary Powers, the advisor for the Glenwood Middle School Leo Club, is proud to announce that the young Leos just finished a book drive at the school. They collected, sorted, boxed and delivered over 2,000 books. Fifteen boxes full of children's books were taken to Highlandtown Elementary School...

  • The grounds for celebration [Editorial]

    The grounds for celebration [Editorial]

    Earth Day is a fitting time for the dedication of the Chrysalis amphitheater in Columbia, marking the birth of the first component in a multiyear year plan to assemble Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods next door to the nationally acclaimed Merriweather Post Pavilion. Chrysalis has been labeled...

  • Turning the page: Howard County library director leaving after 16 years

    Turning the page: Howard County library director leaving after 16 years

    When Valerie Gross visited Howard County in 2001 to check out the place where she had the opportunity to lead the public library system, she called her husband at home in Indiana to say she could definitely see their family making the move. "I told him Columbia was similar to Berkeley, where we...

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