| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:03 AM
When Nichole Hickey became the executive director of the Columbia Festival of the Arts in 2004, she says she imagined she would stick around for three years, just until the annual summer festival celebrated its 20th anniversary.
She stayed on 10 years,...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 3:10 AM
A blogging frog that is afraid of bees; a game of Michael Bolton tennis; and a fight between Mary Poppins and Clifford the Big Red Dog.
An unlikely trio, but all three were ideas from the creative minds of students involved in Howard County's All County...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:17 AM
From the outside, Belmont Manor and Historic Park in Elkridge hasn’t changed much.
The 68-acre estate is still home to the Georgian-style, stucco-on-brick manor house, built by Caleb Dorsey in 1738. It still has intricate gardens and rolling hills...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 2:15 PM
The 27th annual Columbia Festival of the Arts brings eclectic entertainment to Howard County from June 13 to 28. This year's edition also has a thematic title, "Bringing It Home," that calls attention to the festival's hometown status.
There are at least...
| May 6, 2014
| 12:10 PM
If life and love were easy, we wouldn't have theater.
Few stage works get so quickly, so simply to the hard truths about growing up and getting by as "The Fantasticks," the musical that opened off-Broadway in 1960 and ran for a record-setting 42 years. ...
| May 12, 2014
| 3:50 AM
"The Fantasticks" is a musical that has a fantastic history. This boy-meets-girl musical first opened in New York City in 1960 and had a 42-year-long off-Broadway run. A revival opened in New York in 2006 and is still running. By way of its ongoing...
| May 16, 2014
Sunday, May 18
Wine tasting The 22nd annual Wine in the Woods will be held at Symphony Woods, 5950 Symphony Woods Road in Columbia. In addition to sampling wine from more than 30 wineries, festival-goers can taste food from area restaurants and hear live...
| May 16, 2014
| 3:37 PM
Through three games this season, the Chesapeake Bayhawks are tied for last in Major League Lacrosse in goals scored with 27 and rank second-to-last in goals allowed with 37.
It should come as no surprise, then, that the two-time defending champions...
| May 18, 2014
| 3:37 PM
As the nation observes Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month in May, students and staff at a scholastic program in Columbia can boast that they highlight Chinese heritage year round.
Each Sunday, they gather at Howard Community College in Columbia for...
| May 14, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Last week, the Howard County farmers markets kicked off the 2014 season with five markets — two in Ellicott City — that are now open through the last week of November.
This market is a great way for the community to buy locally grown...
| May 20, 2014
| 1:49 PM
I am predicting that when we evaluate the Baltimore Ravens' 2014 draft after this season, the name with the most upside will be none other than former River Hill star Mike Campanaro. If used properly, Campanaro could become a big time receiver like Wes...
| May 26, 2014
| 3:05 AM
If you visited all of the countries musically sampled in the Columbia Orchestra's season-concluding concert, you would be away the entire summer. Fortunately, you can make a vicarious trip in a single evening at a program titled "Exotic Landscapes" on...