| Feb 14, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Three years after a devastating earthquake left much of Haiti in ruins, a new effort has been launched to help the long-suffering island nation — an effort based in Howard County and spearheaded by a well-known Haitian with close ties to Columbia....
| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:59 AM
The first rule of preservation is that you must have something valuable to preserve. In the case of buildings, they should have value to the community through their use, and/or their historical nature. In the case of land, preservation means protecting an...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:24 PM
The Rev. Vernon Dobson, a Baptist minister and civil rights leader, died Saturday of complications of a stroke. He was 89.
As a leading figure in Baltimore's civil rights movement, Mr. Dobson lived a life molded by the struggle for equality — a...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 7:09 AM
On May 9, Dennis Lane stopped for lunch with companions at Clyde's of Columbia, one of his favorite spots. Folks say you wouldn't have to see him to know he was there because you'd hear the big laugh, or see the crowd of people around him, sharing views...
| May 8, 2013
| 1:41 PM
I harbor high hopes that Columbia can blossom to the next level in creating a "go to" environment that supports and nurtures art and artists. Recently the Columbia Association has stepped up offering public forums on this and Jane Dembner of the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 7:03 PM
Breathe Books in Hampden says it will add a health-food cafe to its store next month. Owner Susan Weis-Bohlen says all the offerings will have at least one of five features: gluten free, vegan, vegetarian, raw or Ayurvedic -- Ayurveda is a holistic type...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:25 AM
Close to the southeastern fringe of 540 acres of rolling farmland, Martha Anne Clark lives in the Ellicott City farmhouse where she grew up, the same house where her father, state Sen. James Clark Jr., resided for nearly 50 years until his death in 2006....
| Mar 22, 2012
| 1:00 PM
When developer James W. Rouse revealed plans in 1963 to build a "new city" in Howard County, he predicted that it would have more than 100,000 residents by 1980.
Nearly five decades later, Rouse's planned community — named Columbia in 1964 —...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 3:34 AM
A Columbia-based affordable housing organization will announce today that it is merging a mortgage division with a Cleveland firm and will own a majority of the new company.
Enterprise Community Partners, a nonprofit founded by Columbia developer James...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 11:57 AM
Most of Brooke Kuhl-McClelland's day is spent in a dance studio at Hammond High School. When this veteran dance teacher's students give a public performance, she prefers to be off to the side watching as they bask in the applause.
Well, now the spotlight...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 6:11 AM
In 2003, the twice-Oscar-nominated actor Ed Norton, known for his intensity in films including “Fight Club” and “The Incredible Hulk,” sat down for an interview with James Lipton, host of the Bravo television show “Inside the...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 11:41 AM
When Dylan Goldberg was 10, a well-known politician gave him some advice that still guides him today: "Stand tall, help others and seek justice for all."
The advice came from former U.S. Attorney Janet Reno in a note she wrote to Goldberg at a fundraiser...