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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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Winners: Howard Magazine's best restaurants 2016

Craving a killer crab cake? Howard County has it. In search of a sizable steak? Got you covered. Have a loved one with dietary restrictions? Even then, the dining options are plentiful. More than 2,000 voters shared their recommendations for the county’s best cuisine in this year’s Best Restaurants...

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Howard County Babysitters referral service connects families with caretakers

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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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  • Walking tour shows off Columbia's birthday daffodils

    Walking tour shows off Columbia's birthday daffodils

    Though snow dotted the pathway in spots and mud could be found everywhere, Ned Tillman and Sean Harbaugh saw only the future on a walk in Columbia on Monday. In planning the route for their upcoming walking tour, "50,000 Daffodils," on March 26, the two noted trees that would be budding, landmarks...

  • Redistricting recommended as Howard County schools pass capacity

    Redistricting recommended as Howard County schools pass capacity

    Overcrowding in Howard County public schools has school officials contemplating another round of redistricting, while parents worry about the county's growing student population. According to the school system's 2016 feasibility study, 15 of the county's 76 schools are currently overcapacity, falling...

  • BWI neighbors form group in fight against plane noise

    BWI neighbors form group in fight against plane noise

    BWI-Marshall Airport neighbors and their political representatives met Tuesday with aviation authorities as they continued a bid to end lower flight paths that they say have created too much noise over their homes. "This is our opportunity to make something that works for us," said Lance Brasher...

  • New homes planned in Elkridge confront old burial ground

    New homes planned in Elkridge confront old burial ground

    When Jason van Kirk scouted land in Elkridge where his company, Elm Street Development, plans to build 42 houses, the developer was in for a surprise. The land, full of brambles and brush, contained at least nine graves, dated to the mid- to late-1800s, and in varying stages of disarray. After...

  • Police: Five arrested in ongoing heroin investigation

    Police: Five arrested in ongoing heroin investigation

    Howard County police detectives arrested five people in Elkridge over the weekend accused of distributing heroin in connection to an ongoing investigation. The arrests were made following search warrants at two separate locations in the 6700 block of Deep Run Parkway, police said. During the first...

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