| Jul 1, 2012
| 7:43 PM
Renee Foose's call to education came around the 10th grade, when she says she "fell in love" with biology class. From there, she began a circuitous route to her career, and sometimes she was literally behind the wheel.
Among the jobs Foose took to pay...
| Jul 2, 2012
| 7:29 PM
During the past month of discussions involving the County Council, Howard Hughes and the community on legislation to form a Downtown Columbia Partnership, one of the main points of controversy was the proposed structure of the seven-member board of...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 10:52 AM
Some things go together hand-in-hand, like family and history. And when the two combine, the Cox family knows how to celebrate.
More than 50 family members and friends gathered at the Cox-Burgess Estates in Ellicott City under the blazing sun and triple-...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 7:11 PM
On July 8, the last day of the Great Heat Wave of 2012, the Howard County Striders held the annual Women's Distance Festival 5k at and around Howard Community College. Race-day entrant Anna Helt-Gosselin, from Vienna, Va., confessed she was "pretty used...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 1:55 PM
Many area high school students are concentrating on leisure activities, capitalizing on what remains of their summer. Wilde Lake High School rising junior Ni'Jah Richardson, on the other hand, figured this would be a fine time to improve her communication...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 2:57 PM
Since her first foray into painting using a kid's watercolor set, Alice Webb has come a long way.
Growing up in Annapolis in the 1950s and 1960s, she did needlework and crafted get-well cards for hospital patients at her mother's bidding. But she was...
| Apr 20, 2012
| 6:57 PM
Howard County residents would see no property tax increase this year, but they could pay a higher fire tax under an $899 million budget proposal unveiled Friday by County Executive Ken Ulman.
General fund spending, which represents money raised through...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 3:21 PM
The narrow footbridge that crosses U.S. 29 in Columbia opened three decades ago with the promise of connecting the town's commercial center with the residential communities to the east.
Today, the underused structure is unlit, encircled in chain-link...
| Apr 24, 2012
| 11:56 AM
If you assume that poetry readings are all soft-spoken, genteel events, be prepared to be slammed with something louder at the fourth annual Blackbird Poetry Festival on Thursday, April 26, at Howard Community College.
| Apr 26, 2012
Howard held off defending champion Centennial at the 35th annual Howard County Championship meet, April 22 at the Howard Community College pool.
Because swimming is not a sport that is sanctioned by the county's high school athletic program, the event is...
| Apr 25, 2012
| 6:45 AM
County Executive Ken Ulman's fiscal 2013 operating budget proposal was drafted under the assumption the General Assembly will hold a special session to increase income taxes on six-figure earners and shift teacher pension costs to the counties, phased...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 4:47 AM
The year was 1985 and Oliver Kennedy was on his way to dinner with a friend when he drove by Howard Community College.
A light bulb went off.
Kennedy, a Columbia native and manager of equestrian show-jumping competitions around the country, had been...