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OPUS Merriweather: a bright idea is back

When OPUS Merriweather took place in Symphony Woods and Merriweather Post Pavilion in 2017, this avant-garde combination of interactive art installations, video projections, dance and live music attracted 15,000 visitors. The crowds doubtless will be back when it returns on Saturday, Oct. 13, from...

Columbia turns 50

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  • Columbia turns 50

    Columbia turns 50

    Columbia celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The milestone comes at a pivotal time for the planned community, which is old enough that some of its earliest neighborhoods are fraying and need uplift, but young enough that it is only now undertaking the task of creating a true downtown. Follow...

  • Columbia's 50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

    Columbia's 50th Anniversary Closing Ceremony

    The closing event of the six-months-long Columbia 50th celebration included a dedication of Gail Holliday's poster tree sculpture in Kennedy Gardens on the east side of Lake Kittamaqundi and was followed by a Columbia Orchestra concert and entertainment at lakefront.

  • Columbia winds down its golden anniversary by dedicating 22 iconic posters

    Columbia winds down its golden anniversary by dedicating 22 iconic posters

    Columbia capped its six-month long golden anniversary celebration on Sunday by dedicating 22 iconic posters that evoke the city’s visionary beginnings while also looking toward tomorrow. The posters were dedicated as part of the festival’s closing ceremony, which also included an evening theatrical...

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Wande Owens runs Glenelg football past Long Reach, 49-19

Senior Wande Owens does just about everything for Glenelg football. First and foremost, he’s the Gladiators’ workhorse who won Howard County Times Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and is on pace to break the county’s all-time rushing record that was set in 1990. On defense, he stuffs...

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  • Hurdles remain before buildings can be demolished in historic Ellicott City

    Hurdles remain before buildings can be demolished in historic Ellicott City

    The ambitious five-year plan to raze 13 buildings to mitigate flooding in historic Ellicott City was partially approved last week when Executive Allan Kittleman signed legislation that partially funds the $50 million, five-year plan. The bill’s approval was lauded by many who endured major flooding...

  • Cause of Columbia townhouse fire under investigation

    Cause of Columbia townhouse fire under investigation

    Smoke detectors sounded and alerted two Columbia residents to a small fire in their townhouse early Sunday morning, according to the Howard County fire service. Smoke was coming from the front of the house, in the 10300 block of College Square, when firefighters arrived around 7 a.m., a spokesman...

  • In Howard school board race, candidates share common views

    In Howard school board race, candidates share common views

    A construction manager, a college professor, an education foundation adviser, an engineer, two former Howard County public school teachers, a former chairwoman of the Community Action Council and a former president of the county’s PTA Council County all have one goal in mind: to join the ranks...

  • Petition urges development moratorium in Elkridge and Hanover

    Petition urges development moratorium in Elkridge and Hanover

    A petition calling for a moratorium on construction in Hanover and Elkridge has received more than 500 signatures. “By allowing developers to continue this uncontrollable trend of overdevelopment, we are destroying what makes Elkridge and Hanover a great place to live,” according to the online...

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