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  • Laurel synagogue invites community to help restore Torah

    Laurel synagogue invites community to help restore Torah

    Most Jews will never touch a Torah with their bare hands in their lifetime. But here was Jeffrey Shulevitz, encouraging them to not only touch the sacred scripture, but to vigorously scrub decades of dirt off. "We are doctors in the Torah," said Shulevitz, a scribe. He asked: Could a doctor heal...

  • Laurel youth groups experience being homeless for 20-hour fundraiser

    Laurel youth groups experience being homeless for 20-hour fundraiser

    About 60 students from five church youth groups set up temporary homes inside camping tents outside Bethany Community Church over the weekend to raise awareness of homelessness and funds for homeless support programs through the New Day nonprofit organization. Over a 20-hour period, from 6 p.m....

  • 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...

  • 'Hons' and Elvis bring Baltimore to Savage Mill fundraiser April 30

    'Hons' and Elvis bring Baltimore to Savage Mill fundraiser April 30

    At historic Savage Mill on April 30, local women supporting the breast cancer community will celebrate "100 Hons & Elvis" for the third year running, just in time to rock the golden wedding anniversary of Elvis and Priscilla Presley while raising money for the nonprofit, For 3 Sisters. The event's...

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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...

  • State refunds withheld from those with open warrants in Howard County

    State refunds withheld from those with open warrants in Howard County

    Howard County police and the county sheriff's office are participating in a program withholding state tax refund checks of residents who have outstanding warrants. The program between law enforcement agencies in the state and the Maryland Comptroller's Office was approved by the General Assembly...

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  • 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...

  • Spring festivities offer numerous egg hunts and crafts [Clarksville]

    Clark's Elioak Farm, 10500 Clarksville Pike, has reopened for the season. On April 15 and 16, the farm will host daily egg hunts for children ages 1 to 6 years old. The hunts will start every half hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participation in the egg hunts is included with the daily $6 per person...

  • 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...

  • Roll-out of Howard County's bikeway at risk, advocates say

    Roll-out of Howard County's bikeway at risk, advocates say

    A little over a year ago, bicycling advocates celebrated a major victory when local lawmakers inked a master plan for a biking network and investment in bike infrastructure over the next 30 years. But now, advocates say a 50-mile network, which is a part of the overall plan, is already hitting...

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