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Sapwood Cellars, a new brewery coming to Columbia, plans June opening

At a party in the summer of 2016, friends Mike Tonsmeire and Scott Janish were sharing the fruits of their homebrewing hobby. Impressed by Janish’s India pale ales, Tonsmeire said to let him know if Janish ever wanted to pursue a commercial brewery. “He said, ‘You know, actually, I have been thinking...

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Howard County kids: 3 ways to celebrate girl power as a family

Howard County kids: 3 ways to celebrate girl power as a family

Girl power is fun to celebrate as a family year round, but it’s an especially hot topic during Women’s History Month in March. Female-centric activities, from learning about women’s roles in history to a trip to the spa, can be fun for boys, too. Explore the rails During March, the B&O Ellicott...

Pets

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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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  • Howard County government freezes hiring

    Howard County government freezes hiring

    Ahead of what he has said “will not be an easy year” for the Howard County budget, County Executive Allan Kittleman has imposed a hiring freeze for non-critical government positions. Budget Director Holly Sun said it has been left up to each department head to decide which positions are considered...

  • Howard's growing bike path connections [Commentary]

    Howard's growing bike path connections [Commentary]

    As someone who bikes frequently, I know how uneasy it can be to take a trip to work, the park or the store. Sharing today’s roads with faster cars and distracted drivers can make anyone second-guess choosing to get around by bike. This is why BikeHoward Express, the latest measure to provide better...

  • A contemporary twist to Black History Month in Howard County

    A contemporary twist to Black History Month in Howard County

    Howard County schools’ annual Black History Month events, which included last weekend’s Black History Expo, speakers and classroom projects, had a new participant this year: The local chapter of the national Black Lives Matter in our Schools. Black Lives Matter in Schools organizers, who held a...

  • Biogas waste-to-energy plant proposed for Jessup

    Biogas waste-to-energy plant proposed for Jessup

    An Italian company that operates waste-to-energy plants around the world plans to build its first U.S. facility in Jessup near dozens of food distribution businesses that could supply its fuel. BTS Biogas established its North American headquarters in Columbia last fall and now hopes to break ground...

  • Jimmy DeButts: Meandering along Maryland's gerrymandered 3rd District

    Commentary: Meandering along Maryland's gerrymandered 3rd District

    It looks like X-rayed lungs on a Rorschach test.

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