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Hudson Coastal brings flavorful seafood to Fulton

Brad and Tricia Hudson were frustrated by the lack of a good seafood restaurant in Howard County. So they took matters into their own hands and opened their fish house, Hudson Coastal Raw Bar & Grille, in Maple Lawn in November. “It was kind of a no-brainer,” Tricia Hudson said. “We wanted to build...

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50 places to take the kids in Howard County

50 places to take the kids in Howard County

The next time your children say they are bored, have a look around. Howard County is home to everything from a circus school to a motorcycle museum. In nice weather, farms and parks offer an excuse to get some fresh air. Here are 50 places to take the kids in 2017.

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • What it takes to train a therapy dog

    What it takes to train a therapy dog

    It’s Wednesday night in Laurel, which means it’s class night at the one-story headquarters of Fidos for Freedom. There are no desks, no computers, no blackboards or screens in the large, mirrored room. Instead, it’s filled with about two dozen dogs and their handlers. “Maintain eye contact with...

  • Pet picks from Howard County shops

    Pet picks from Howard County shops

    With luxuries like these, a dog’s life in Howard County should be a pretty nice one. But local shops don’t forget treats, gear and supplies for other furry and feathered friends.

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  • Making 'a central place to celebrate' veterans, families in Howard County

    Making 'a central place to celebrate' veterans, families in Howard County

    Robert Gillette remembers how deeply affected he was during his years in the Navy each time he watched a shipmate lay eyes for the first time on a baby born while the sailors were at sea. Gillette, president of the Howard County Veterans Foundation, said a top goal of the new Howard County Veterans...

  • Protesters call for justice for slain Bowie State student

    Protesters call for justice for slain Bowie State student

    Dozens of protesters braved rain and wind in Columbia Sunday to call for justice for slain Bowie State University student Richard W. Collins III. Collins, a 23-year-old business administration student commissioned this month as a second lieutenant in the Army, was stabbed to death at the University...

  • Columbia's lakefront bells reinstalled, ringing

    Columbia's lakefront bells reinstalled, ringing

    Downtown Columbia's carillon bells are ringing once again every 15 minutes at the Lake Kittamaqundi pier after being reinstalled in an interim structure known as the Bell Tree. The carillon bells were removed from the original wooden flag tower seven years because the tower was deteriorating, and...

  • HopeWorks to hold pantry drive to help those affected by domestic violence

    HopeWorks to hold pantry drive to help those affected by domestic violence

    HopeWorks of Howard County, a nonprofit agency that combats domestic, sexual and dating violence, will hold a pantry drive outside its new center at 9770 Patuxent Woods Drive on June 3, from 10 a.m. to noon. The food, personal care and household items collected, said community engagement coordinator...

  • Howard County is the picture for this artist

    Howard County is the picture for this artist

    Howard County's rural landscapes and the Columbia cityscape have long served as subject matter for local artist Mary Jo Tydlacka, whose exhibit at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House is tied into the ongoing celebration of Columbia's 50th birthday. Tydlacka, who has lived in Columbia since...

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