Howard County

Hickory Ridge Village Center overhaul gets Planning Board approval

The proposed redevelopment of Columbia’s Hickory Ridge Village Center cleared another hurdle late last week when the county’s Planning Board unanimously recommended the project for approval by the county Zoning Board. Kimco Realty, which owns the center, envisions a $70 million mixed-use retail...

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  • Laurel Mill Playhouse presents a cast of characters

    Laurel Mill Playhouse presents a cast of characters

    Laurel Mill Playhouse’s current run of “House,” a fresh comedy written by emerging playwright Daniel Johnston and produced by Maureen Rogers, brings vibrant new performance art to Main Street in a pastiche of the reality TV show, “Survivor.” The play premiered under Johnston’s direction at the...

  • Learning how to fix it at Repair Cafe at Laurel event

    Learning how to fix it at Repair Cafe at Laurel event

    While there was the usual amount of lamps and a lot of clocks at Laurel’s first Repair Cafe on Jan. 13, it was the knives that caught Margo Duesterhaus’ attention. One of the five mini-workshops held at the cafe covered knife-sharpening, and it proved to be a cut above the rest. “I think he sharpened...

  • Jockey Bowl pitted Laurel jockeys against Savage Boys Club football team [History Matters]

    Jockey Bowl pitted Laurel jockeys against Savage Boys Club football team [History Matters]

    In 1965, the Savage Boys Club was launched because of “a concern over the adequacy of sports programs and other activities offered in Savage,” according to the News Leader. In the early years, the small town could only support a handful of programs and teams; girls weren’t admitted until a few...

  • Realtor on a mission to help keep homeless people in Laurel warm

    Realtor on a mission to help keep homeless people in Laurel warm

    It’s been five years since Mike Mondy moved to Laurel, and what has impressed him most about the small town is the deep sense of community that is shared by residents. “It’s pretty awesome,” he said. “People pull for each other and there’s a lot of diversity.” Mondy wanted to give back to the community,...

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  • Preschool made easy at information fair [Clarksville]

    January offers many opportunities to explore educational, recreational and cultural activities for kids. Finding daycare, locating learning experiences and preparing for preschool can be a daunting task for new and experienced parents alike. At Howard County’s preschool and child care information...

  • State legislators will wade into Howard County growth regulations

    State legislators will wade into Howard County growth regulations

    As Howard’s state lawmakers head to Annapolis next week for the new legislative session, a focus remains on growth in the county as the contentious Adequate Public Facilities Ordinance will be considered by the local delegation to the General Assembly. A largely county-level issue, state legislators...

  • Teachers create community microcosms in Howard County classrooms

    Teachers create community microcosms in Howard County classrooms

    The walls in Reservoir High School teacher Jennifer Coker’s classroom are covered in large white posters. Created by her Reservoir High students, each poster includes a definition of community and norms for group discussions as established by her classes. “Community: A group or organization of...

  • Food Plenty, Lib's Grill open in Howard County

    Food Plenty, Lib's Grill open in Howard County

    Two new restaurants opened in Howard County at the end of December. Food Plenty, a restaurant focused on traditional and modern comfort food, opened in Clarksville on Dec. 26. Lib’s Grill, a neighborhood grill and raw bar with a location in Perry Hall, celebrated its grand opening at its new Fulton...

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