| Jun 17, 2012
| 1:43 PM
Farming in the city doesn't need a lot of land — and sometimes not even arable land. On a South Baltimore parking lot, inside six plastic-covered greenhouses, a handful of urban farmers are raising a cornucopia of greens in a thin layer of...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:15 AM
As a city resident, born and residing in Baltimore since the 1920s, it seems to me that Raymond Daniel Burke's op-ed ("City or oasis on the water?" June 12) and Roz Heid's letter of June 14 are unduly pessimistic and accusatory toward Baltimoreans who did...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 10:51 AM
As I sat in the Merriweather Post Pavilion this spring with my son Charlie and granddaughter Lyric, waiting for the high school graduation ceremony for my first grandson Josh, my thoughts wandered to the first time I came to the Merriweather. It was 45...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 6:24 PM
John DeWolf III, the Howard Hughes Corp.'s senior vice president for development, is a tall man doing a big job from a large office in downtown Columbia. The floor-to-ceiling windows face Lake Kittamaqundi, and the conference table is covered with maps...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 10:30 AM
Those who want to witness the benefits of underground electrical lines on a dedicated power grid need only drive down Route 29 into Howard County and pull off into Columbia. James Rouse, the visionary planner of Columbia, set out to design a modern city,...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 3:17 PM
What began as a younger brother railing against "the Man" has morphed into a Facebook fundraising phenomenon that has buoyed his older brother in the health battle of a lifetime.
Six months ago, at age 40, Marc Nesbitt, the elder of two sons of...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:11 PM
There is no "no" in improvisational acting. There is no "can't," "don't," isn't," or "won't," either.
It's a lesson learned quickly by high school students in the All-County Improv Troupe, said Bruce Nelson, the students' instructor.
"What propels you...
| Jan 14, 2012
| 12:56 PM
Columbia will develop by June a vision for a network of interconnected pathways that will allow residents to ditch their vehicles and use nearly 100 miles of trails to walk, bike or run to their destinations.
Some 130 community members turned out this...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 11:48 AM
The grand dame of Howard County plantation homes turns 200 this year, and her caretaker, the Columbia Association, is throwing a party in her honor. Oakland, the stately white house on the highest hill in Columbia’s Town Center, was a showpiece when...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:45 AM
General Growth Properties Inc. announced Monday, Aug. 1, the transfer of 30 of its mall properties across the country into a new real estate investment trust named Rouse Properties Inc. after Columbia's founder, James Rouse.
The trust and its portfolio...
| Aug 16, 2011
| 9:37 AM
When Sekou Walker established a Facebook group on Aug. 5 titled, "You Know You Grew Up in Columbia Md When…" he just wanted to continue reconnecting with a dozen or so old friends from Oakland Mills and Wilde Lake high schools. He thought they'd...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 2:23 PM
The walls are freshly painted.
New carpet was just installed.
The glass shelves have been filled with intricate sculptures and carvings.
After spending the past 22 years in Columbia, the African Art Museum of Maryland is settling into its new home in...