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  • Columbia's Historic Oakland manor house turns 200

    Columbia's Historic Oakland manor house turns 200
    Whether to development or disaster, Howard County has lost many of its impressive early farmhouses and manors. But at least one remnant of the landed gentry has not only survived but found new life by changing from a private home to public use. Historic...
  • Columbia's nature center is a front door to suburban landscape

    Columbia's nature center is a front door to suburban landscape
    Where do bats live? What do spiders eat? How old is the forest? The answers to those and many other questions can be found at the James and Anne Robinson Nature Center, a $17.6 million educational facility that opened this month in Columbia. With two...
  • Former Howard County farm envisioned for children's garden

    Former farmland near the heart of Columbia would become a children's garden and "early childhood education nature center" if a citizens group is successful in persuading Howard County officials to carry out the project. The land is part of a 300-acre...
  • Surrounded by Columbia, graves date back more than 160 years

    Surrounded by Columbia, graves date back more than 160 years
    In a shady clearing in Stevens Forest, not far from a paved pathway off Thunder Hill Road, a cluster of granite headstones marks the graves of six members of the family of George Cooke, a wealthy antebellum farmer. The two largest markers, which are...
  • African Art Museum of Maryland moves to new home

    African Art Museum of Maryland moves to new home
    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...
  • Architect turned watercolor artist has display in Glenwood

    Architect turned watercolor artist has display in Glenwood
    Somewhere along the way, Warren G. Sargent decided to stop giving away his watercolor paintings. "As more and more of the old folks were gone and there were fewer new acquaintances to be had, it seemed like a good idea to keep them," the 93-year-old...
  • Frank Taliaferro, RTKL founder

    Frank Taliaferro, RTKL founder
    Frank Taliaferro, a founder and former chairman of the RTKL architects recalled as the "soul" of that firm, died of lung cancer Saturday at his Santa Monica, Calif., home. The former resident of Harwood in Anne Arundel County was 89. Remembered as a...
  • College student hopes delegation job is start of political career

    College student hopes delegation job is start of political career
    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...
  • At the Improv: laughter reigns as students 'expect the unexpected'

    At the Improv: laughter reigns as students 'expect the unexpected'
    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...
  • Columbia working on plan to improve network of pathways

    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...
  • Oakland's 200th: Family feuds, militias, racehorses fill plantation's past

    Oakland's 200th: Family feuds, militias, racehorses fill plantation's past
    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...
  • GGP to transfer 30 malls to new Rouse Properties, Inc.

    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...