Howard County notables share their hidden passions [Pictures]

You know them as librarians, bankers and administrators. But many of Howard's most prominent citizens have hidden passions and skills. We decided to learn what they were. -- Compiled by Janene Holzberg


Five Places to Recharge in Howard County

Everybody needs to recharge their batteries once in a while — to get away, slow down, take a few deep breaths. But not everybody wants...

Hummingbird Haven

Hang the feeder and grab the camera! Throughout May, hummingbirds will be returning en masse to Howard County from their wintering grounds...

Successful Women: Carol Lombardo Weil

Owner, The Decorating Therapist, Columbia

Successful Women: Joan Schnorf

Owner, Fitness Together, Ellicott City

Successful Women: Marcia Thibodo

Owner, Oh, What A Cake!, Columbia

Successful Women: Karen Pitsley

Founder and president, Transforming Architecture, Highland

Successful Women: Victoria E. Marriner

Chief Experience Officer, Victoria Gastro Pub, Columbia

Successful Women: Margaret Kim

Co-founder, President and COO, AllCare of Maryland Urgent Care Centers and MediSpa, Columbia and Ellicott City

Inspiring Women: Monique Washington-Jones

When Monique Washington-Jones was growing up near Richmond, Va., in the small town of Charles City, she and her younger sister took karate...

Inspiring Women: Dr. Maria Trent

Maria Trent lived in the Columbia neighborhood of Running Brook during the early 1970s while her dad worked on a doctorate at the University...


Belmont Manor opens nature center with Howard County Conservancy

From the outside, Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge hasn’t changed much.

Elkridge cape-making business takes off worldwide

Callie Lippert’s third birthday party almost ended with a Cinderella-versus-superhero smackdown.

Wheel Adventure: BMW i3

The brand-new, all-electric BMW i3 just got here, and it’s already driving away with awards, winning two categories at the 2014...

Howard County Pets: Preventing fleas, ticks and other parasites

Q: Considering the cold, snowy winter we just had, can pet owners look forward to any relief this year in dealing with...

Ellicott City's The Good Roll Shop & Gallery combines art and skateboarding

Ellicott City’s Main Street has long attracted antique collectors and boutique shoppers. Now, it...

Howard County Dining: La Palapa Ellicott City

Arguably, there have been few springs in recent memory when many of us haven’t planned to wring every bit of hedonistic pleasure...

Bean & Burgundy Bread Unique in Ellicott City

Walk into Ellicott City’s newest coffee shop and you might be surprised to discover that the modern industrial space with its...

First Foods of the Chesapeake Bay Region

Ever wondered what the first Marylanders ate? Cookbook author Katie Moose will visit Miller Branch Library in Ellicott City this month to...