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Best of Howard County: 75 favorites for 2017

The fervor for the Best of Howard County is a five-month affair. From the time the readers’ poll launches in August to the delivery of Howard Magazine’s December issue, businesses, nonprofits and readers are abuzz in anticipation of who might take home the coveted title. At last, the wait is over....

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Howard County's best restaurants in 2017

“What’s for dinner?” It’s a question that strikes fear into the hearts of parents and spouses everywhere. When there’s nothing in the fridge and you’ve tried everything on the takeout menu, it’s time to find a new place to eat. Fortunately, Howard County residents have dozens of recommendations...

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With the kids: 3 fall activities for Howard County families

With the kids: 3 fall activities for Howard County families

With a snap in the air and Halloween on the horizon, October is packed with fun, sometimes spooky, opportunities for family time. 1. Spooky sightings As the nights get longer and Halloween approaches, October is prime time to get up close and personal with things that go bump in the night. This...

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  • Clarksville canine lovers open Wagging Lounge Dog Resort in Columbia

    Clarksville canine lovers open Wagging Lounge Dog Resort in Columbia

    After dog-sitting at their home in Clarksville for years, Jimmy and Sumi Kim decided to turn their passion for animals into a business. They opened Columbia’s newest hub for pets in a 7,200-square-foot space in April. At Wagging Lounge Dog Resort, the husband-and-wife team offers dog daycare, boarding,...

  • Clipper's Canine Cafe moves to historic Ellicott City

    Clipper's Canine Cafe moves to historic Ellicott City

    Ann and Kate Bowman love Ellicott City, and they’ve put their money where their mouths are. Mouths, in fact, are their business — the canine kind. The mother-and-daughter co-owners of Clipper’s Canine Cafe have enough faith that they moved to Main Street from Savage Mill, confident that flood...

  • A fond farewell from Howard Magazine's vet columnist

    A fond farewell from Howard Magazine's vet columnist

    When I graduated from Michigan State University with my veterinary medicine degree in 1969, I could not have predicted the great experiences ahead of me, how much the practice of veterinary medicine would change — and when my personal journey might conclude. Back in ’69, we still dialed rotary...

  • What to consider before gifting a pet for the holidays

    What to consider before gifting a pet for the holidays

    Q: Our grandkids have embarked on a campaign to get a pet — any pet — for Christmas. Should we indulge them with a surprise pet? A: As a grandparent myself, I know the urge to indulge! But as a veterinarian, I have to say the decision depends on several factors — most of which should be cause for...

  • How to incorporate pets into your emergency plans

    How to incorporate pets into your emergency plans

    Q: Any pet-care emergency preparedness tips in case of natural disasters and power outages? A: As we often see in the news, Mother Nature can be punishing, but we’re generally fortunate here in the Mid-Atlantic. Unlike other regions, we’re spared from major earthquakes and wildfires. And while...

Howard County News

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  • Pedestrian plan update looks to make Howard County more walker-friendly

    Pedestrian plan update looks to make Howard County more walker-friendly

    Foot traffic in Howard County could soon see a boost, as the county this week unveiled a draft to its update of the Pedestrian Master Plan, meant to improve walking conditions in the area. Produced by the Office of Transportation, the plan updates the 2007 master plan and is one of multiple transportation...

  • Men sentenced for stealing a truckload of holiday packages in Columbia

    Men sentenced for stealing a truckload of holiday packages in Columbia

    Two Baltimore men will spend the next few months in jail for stealing a truckload of holiday packages from Columbia doorsteps last year. Amjad Jaouni, 29, and Ernest Ohanyan, 26, were sentenced Thursday in Howard County Circuit Court to four and five months in jail, respectively; both pleaded guilty...

  • Afternoon snow clogs area roadways during rush hour

    Afternoon snow clogs area roadways during rush hour

    The light accumulation of snow Friday afternoon that began before the start of rush hour was enough to turn the Google traffic map into a tangle of bright red and orange, meaning there was a backup on just about every major thoroughfare from Washington through Baltimore, and up a good portion of...

  • Sunburst watercolors on display at Bernice Kish Gallery in Columbia

    Sunburst watercolors on display at Bernice Kish Gallery in Columbia

    Not every artist sees things exactly the same way in the group exhibit “Watercolor Visions 2017” at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House. What these artists have in common, though, is that they are all students of Alice Webb at her Sunburst Studio. Webb also has work in the show. The versatility...

  • Suprises greet Howard County 50+ Center's tai chi class in China

    Suprises greet Howard County 50+ Center's tai chi class in China

    Seventeen older adults, ranging in age from their late 50s to 82, departed for China on Nov. 1 to compete in a tai chi competition. The travelers were all students of East Columbia’s 50+ Center’s tai chi classes taught by Jian Ping Mao, an instructor there for the last 10 years. To everyone’s amazement,...

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