| Sep 21, 2012
| 8:49 AM
When my kids were toddlers and they walked around in what we called their "bare nudies," we used to say they were "exposed to the elements."
When they were able to talk, they transposed that expression into "exposed to the elephants," and Hubby and I...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 6:09 PM
In an interview with Salon Magazine, Columbia native and author Michael Chabon discusses how his new, racially charged novel was, in part, shaped by his upbringing in Columbia.
In the interview, the Pulitzer-prize winning author said the racial themes in...
| Jul 17, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The on-again, off-again prospect of a Whole Foods Market opening in the Howard Hughes Corp. building in downtown Columbia is on again, Howard Hughes senior vice president John DeWolf said last week.
In an update on downtown development delivered to the...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 8:03 AM
Over 600 Howard County residents have signed a petition to limit the number of trees being cut down in Symphony Woods. We accept the basic plan for the park development, however, we object to removing 64 trees for the straight pathways of the CA plan.
| Jul 19, 2012
| 6:00 AM
There is an integer absent in the Columbia's General Plan 2030. It is one of those signature pieces, like black and white rigging in a 5,000 piece puzzle of tall ships, and it is missing.
The GP 2030 is a substantial 242 page legislative document...
| Dec 10, 2012
| 6:03 PM
When the James W. Rouse Scholars Program began at Howard Community College 20 years ago, there were no other honors programs like it at any state community college.
Now, as the program celebrates its 20th anniversary, more than 700 students have left...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:52 PM
About 50 business, civic and religious leaders attended a streetcar symposium Wednesday, Dec. 5 but the one person they needed most — anyone officially representing the city — was not there.
There was one city official there, but only because...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 3:59 PM
Run by three county commissioners instead of a county executive, Howard County was a different place in the early 1960s.
As required of all counties by the Maryland General Assembly in 1953, Howard had finally approved its General Plan in 1960, a much-...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The Columbia of my childhood, then known as "The Next America," was a place of innovation and excitement. It was known across the country as the herald for the next generation of great American communities.
My parents and many others moved here in...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 8:58 AM
"One of the reasons [Whole Foods] came into Howard County, and specifically Columbia, was the community feel that already exists." ("Whole Foods confirms it will open store in Columbia," Aug. 2.) I could not have imagined better news to follow so soon...
| Aug 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Your article about Michael Phelps' prospects for being on Baltimore's Mount Rushmore of athletes made me think who else could be compared to its towering figures ("Make room on our Rushmore," Aug. 5).
James Rouse would be George Washington, Thomas...
| Nov 18, 2012
| 5:00 AM
In 1987, The Sun's editorial board decided to bestow upon the Johns Hopkins University's then-president, Steven Muller, a newly created award: Marylander of the Year. The distinction was meant to honor the person who "contributed the most to Baltimore and...