Grassroots executive director to be honored

Grassroots executive director to be honored

Andrea Ingram, the executive director of Grassroots, will be honored by the organization’s Board of Directors with a reception on Friday, Sept. 5 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Howard Community...

Howard petitioners take referendum issue to legislators

Howard petitioners take referendum issue to legislators

After the Court of Special Appeals struck down a petition drive to take parts of last year's comprehensive zoning bill to referendum; followed by last week's decision by the Court of Appeals, the...

The keepers of Howard County history

The keepers of Howard County history

As a student at Atholton Elementary and Clarksville Middle schools, Mary Catherine Cochran said her eyes glazed over when teachers explained Civil War battles.

A month and a half into pilot, Howard officials share Roving Radish observations

A month and a half into pilot, Howard officials share Roving Radish observations

On an overcast day at the North Laurel Community Center, Howard Countians picking up their weekly meal kits from the Roving Radish trickled in, punctuating the midday quiet of the parking lot at the...

Howard names champion mountain biker as first pedestrian and bike planning manager

Howard names champion mountain biker as first pedestrian and bike planning manager

Howard County has hired a champion mountain biker and founder of the North American BikeShare Association as its first pedestrian and bicycle planning manager. 

Howard police to focus on school traffic safety as academic year begins

Howard police to focus on school traffic safety as academic year begins

With the start of school around the corner, Howard County police are once again gearing up to ensure drivers slow down around school zones. 

CA is trying to make Haven on the Lake accessible [Letter]

With the opening of Haven on the Lake in late fall, Columbia Association will embark on a new venture in wellness. 

Solution exists to discord over Symphony Woods plan [Letter]

There is a solution to the current conflict over the Inner Arbor plan for Symphony Woods -- compromise.

Troubling trends include valet parking and Haven on the Lake [Letter]

In keeping with the Columbia values of having equal access for all economic groups to facilities and amenities in Columbia, I am concerned about the recent addition of valet parking at Columbia mall....

Candlelight Concert season launches with marquee musician

Candlelight Concert season launches with marquee musician

You don't need much of an excuse to stay outdoors during the summer, but as the season winds down you need to come indoors at some point. Among the concert hall options to consider for the months...

Attend a seminar and learn about beekeeping [Glenwood/Glenelg/Dayton]

If you stopped by the beekeeping exhibits at the Howard County Fair, and were inspired to learn more about honey bees, there will be a one-day seminar on Saturday,...

CA should upgrade unappealing tot lots [Letter]

I have lived in the Oakland Mills Village of Columbia for 38 years.  I've also seen how the tot lots have aged and become outdated.  They are underutilized because...

Election law violations expose dark side of politics [Commentary]

What should be the penalty for campaign dirty tricks?

'Bug Man' explains wonders of insect world at the Conservancy

'Bug Man' explains wonders of insect world at the Conservancy

On the second Saturday of every month, Howard County Conservancy offers a free program. Perhaps one of the favorites took place on Aug. 16, when the "Bug Man" — aka Mike Raupp — brought...

Marriotts Ridge's Buch, Thornton teach how to serve and serve receive in tennis [Sports Breakdown]

Marriotts Ridge's Buch, Thornton teach how to serve and serve receive in tennis [Sports Breakdown]

From an overall standpoint, Marriotts Ridge tennis was the class of Howard County in 2014.

Ulman takes on ALS ice bucket challenge, with a twist

Ulman takes on ALS ice bucket challenge, with a twist

Warm sand, sea breezes and not one, but two, rounds of being soaked by a bucket of ice water: that seems to be Ken Ulman's experience in his downtime while at the Maryland Association of Counties'...

Superintendent Foose, Police Chief Gardner take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Superintendent Foose, Police Chief Gardner take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

The viral ALS awareness Ice Bucket Challenge videos that have filled Facebook news feeds for the past week have made it out to Howard County.

Conservancy offers some baby-friendly programs [Marriottsville/Sykesville/Woodstock]

Take note — the Howard County Conservancy has added some baby-friendly programs to its lineup this month. On Saturday, Aug. 24, at 9:30 a.m., new parents can take part in a free...

Dementia risk falling, but remains a threat [Senior Circles]

On my way to a meeting one morning last month, I heard on my car radio, "Dementia risk falling in the West." This was good news and definitely intriguing and worth some research as to why.

Special appeals court strikes down Howard zoning referendum

Special appeals court strikes down Howard zoning referendum

Maryland's second highest appeals court has struck down a citizen-led effort to bring more than a dozen zoning changes in Howard County to the ballot in November. ...

Columbia business 'honest broker' between farmers and consumers

Columbia business 'honest broker' between farmers and consumers

In Michael Lewis's best-selling book Flash Boys, a group of do-good stockbrokers abscond from their cushy, high-paying jobs at big Wall Street banks to become the honest broker in what is...


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