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'Cry-Baby' at Slayton House in Columbia will make you smile

Baltimore film director John Waters evolved from underground notoriety to more-or-less mainstream acceptance. A sure sign of it is that two of his movies have been adapted into big-budget musicals. The one that everybody has heard of is “Hairspray,” which was a smash on Broadway and continues to...

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  • Keeping the future bright for Boys and Girls Club [North Laurel]

    In recent years, the Savage Boys and Girls Club has struggled with declining membership and interest but there is good news to share. A recent meeting of the organization has confirmed that the club will continue to offer several high-quality sports opportunities for children in our area. President...

  • A sensible school calendar for Howard County [Editorial]

    A sensible school calendar for Howard County [Editorial]

    Howard County is not alone in struggling to align its school calendar for the next year with the governor’s mandate to start classes after Labor Day and end the year before mid-June, an exercise aptly described as “always a puzzle.” But unlike other large districts in the state, the county’s proposals...

  • Yoga classes benefit cancer patients [Letter]

    Yoga classes at Medical Pavilion in Columbia have provided cancer survivors with consistent support, a safe place to heal, both convenient and affordable since 2009. Many participants hear about it through the Cancer Resource Center after a diagnosis. Classes inspire confidence, build strength,...

  • Headed for the finale of Columbia Idol

    Headed for the finale of Columbia Idol

    On Oct. 15 at Lakfefront stage, 10 local youths will sing their hearts out with hopes of capturing the title “Columbia Teen Idol” and a cash prize of $300. Hosted by the Columbia Association, the competition has been spotlighting teens every fall for 15 years. “I still can’t believe it is our 15th...

  • Michael Martirano, 'a teacher, first and foremost'

    Michael Martirano, 'a teacher, first and foremost'

    In the Department of Education building, the office door of Howard County Public School System Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano is wide open. Two five-level bookshelves stand side-by-side, displaying dozens of yellow school buses, as well as family and students photos. “If I were to tell...

  • Howard County arts, cultural groups receive grant funding

    Howard County arts, cultural groups receive grant funding

    The Howard County Arts Council is awarding more than $580,000 in matching grants to 46 arts and cultural organizations in 2018. Grants were made based on artistic merit, the applicant’s ability to complete their project and their community service. The council’s board of directors reviewed and...

  • Two paper shredding events planned in Howard County

    Two paper shredding events planned in Howard County

    Howard County will have free paper shredding events on Oct. 21 and 28 for residents to dispose of unwanted documents. Residents may bring up to three bags or boxes of paper that will be shredded onsite. The first event will be on Saturday, Oct. 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or until trucks are full,...

  • 2018 Maryland Assistant Principal of the Year named at Glenwood Middle

    2018 Maryland Assistant Principal of the Year named at Glenwood Middle

    For a quarter of a century, Debra O’Byrne has been a teacher and assistant principal in the Howard County Public School System. This month, O’Byrne, Glenwood Middle School’s assistant principal, was named the 2018 Maryland Assistant Principal of the Year and is in the running for a national award....

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