Katie V. Jones

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  • First Second Saturday event kicks off on Main Street

    First Second Saturday event kicks off on Main Street

    For the first Second Thursday of the 2018 season, there will be live entertainment, poetry readings and a variety of artwork available as the Laurel Arts Council is partnering with the city to organize the event. For the young organization – it was formed last September – the event is a chance...

  • Quilts of all kinds

    Quilts of all kinds

    A quilt consists of a front, back and batting. With those three items, the sky’s the limit, as quilts are created in a variety of ways and styles, from hand sewn to machine, in everything from modern to Amish designs. To fully appreciate the great variety of quilting styles, the Faithful Circle...

  • A classic fairy tale on ice

    A classic fairy tale on ice

    As she heard the music for her character begin, Lucy Kriner stood. With a boot on her foot, the 17-year-old couldn’t actually skate on the ice where the rest of the cast was rehearsing for its upcoming performance of “The Little Mermaid,” but she could mirror the movements she was watching. “I...

  • Walter Reed instructors provide biology help to Laurel High School students

    Walter Reed instructors provide biology help to Laurel High School students

    At 7:45 a.m. on a dark, cold, Thursday morning, the Laurel High School students in Hameed Sharif’s biology class looked less than enthused as they listened to a talk about carbon and aspirin synthesis. Their enthusiasm rose when they donned lab coats and gloves to create their own aspirin with...

  • High school spring theater time in Howard County

    High school spring theater time in Howard County

    The spring musical season is in full swing at area high schools starting on March 1. Literally taking off swinging is Oakland Mill’s production of “Tarzan.” The story of a young boy raised by apes, “Tarzan” features a cast of 33 students — most of them as animal characters — and a crew of eight...

  • Laurel City Council says no to maglev train

    Laurel City Council says no to maglev train

    Possible routes for a proposed high-speed maglev train that would travel between Washington, D.C., Baltimore and New York City, have been narrowed down from six proposed last fall to two – either west or east of the Baltimore-Washington Parkway. While the east route would travel through parts of...

  • BGE works with residents to restore gas

    By Tuesday afternoon, BGE had repaired or replaced more than 80 percent of the natural gas mains that were damaged after a water pipe broke on Feb. 15, leaving more than 400 Laurel customers without gas. “With gas, you have to be extra careful,” Jarrett Carter, spokesperson for the utility, said....

  • Laurel's new Emergency Operations Center reopens, ready for anything

    Laurel's new Emergency Operations Center reopens, ready for anything

    To the average civilian, the heart of Laurel’s upgraded Emergency Operations Center would appear appears to be a room filled with desks, computers and walls lined with monitor screens. For Stephen Allen, emergency manager in the city’s Office of Emergency Services, the center room is a dream come...

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