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Jazz’s Island Soul brings spicy Caribbean fare to Columbia

After she almost died during a surgery to remove a cyst the size of an orange, Sherry Arrington was laid up for six months. It gave her time to re-evaluate her life — and realize that she wanted to have her own restaurant. Arrington, a former food manager at Sodexo, opened Jazz’s Island Soul in...

Kids

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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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  • 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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  • What to know before next week's solar eclipse

    What to know before next week's solar eclipse

    The sky will darken, temperatures will drop and animals will go quiet on the afternoon of Aug. 21 when a solar eclipse passes over the continental U.S. A solar eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the earth and the sun, causing the moon to cast a shadow that will hit the earth, according...

  • Columbia man charged in two gas station armed robberies

    Columbia man charged in two gas station armed robberies

    Howard County police arrested a Columbia man Tuesday after two gas station employees were robbed at knife-point over the weekend. Mancel Mbossa-Mbolla, 21, was charged with two counts of armed robbery, robbery and theft as well as multiple counts of assault. He is being held at the county jail...

  • Snowball stands help beat the heat in Howard County

    Snowball stands help beat the heat in Howard County

    With the arrival of the dog days of summer, many find relief from the heat and humidity with a simple treat — a snowball. A ball of ice flavored in a variety of ways and often topped with marshmallow, snowballs are a beloved sign of summer when stands across the region open their doors in the spring....

  • County executive, council to consider moving confederate monument

    County executive, council to consider moving confederate monument

    Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman and the county council are discussing the possibility of removing a Confederate monument from outside the county's Circuit Court building in Ellicott City. Council Chairman Jon Weinstein said that the monument is likely to be moved to the Howard County Historical...

  • Howard Bancorp to acquire 1st Mariner Bank

    Howard Bancorp to acquire 1st Mariner Bank

    Howard Bancorp plans to acquire 1st Mariner Bank for $163.4 million, creating the Baltimore area’s largest locally based bank. The parent of Howard Bank’s acquisition of Baltimore-based 1st Mariner, announced Tuesday, will nearly double Howard’s assets to $2.1 billion. Ellicott City-based Howard...

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