| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:05 AM
Though snow plows had cleared its steep streets by Tuesday afternoon, historic Ellicott City was nearly deserted, and Len Berkowitz cut a lonely figure as he swept up powdery snow from the sidewalk in front of his business.
The co-owner of Great Panes...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:15 PM
After Howard County closed schools Wednesday because of a snowstorm accompanied by a second round of the "polar vortex," officials announced that school would resume on Thursday, starting two hours late.
On Tuesday, the first flakes of the storm that...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:05 AM
Holding a 3-inch-tall Tolkien-inspired wizard named Schmandalf that she fashioned out of modeling clay, Olivia Hatcher set about the painstaking process of creating a stop-motion film for her summer camp class.
Using one of Maryvale Preparatory School&...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:45 PM
For those keeping track of school days missed because of winter weather in Howard County: Tuesday didn't count. True, public school students were out of school amid a winter storm, but classes were scheduled to be canceled anyway because it was a...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 7:50 PM
Tyler Johnson had been clean for more than two years, he wrote on his Facebook page.
The 25-year-old Mount Airy man made a point of seeking out other struggling addicts, was active in local 12-step programs and spoke to high school students and young...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:35 AM
The Ellicott City-based Howard County Arts Council announced the 10 young artists finalists for its 2014 Rising Star competition — Curtis Bannister, Musical Theater; Leiland R.W. Charles, Contemporary Dance; Joe Duffey, Irish Step Dance; Steven...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 11:48 AM
Through music and movement, “A Labor of Love” silver anniversary cabaret is designed to raise money for the HIV/AIDS community in Howard County while celebrating the performers and people who have worked toward the cause since the event’...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:00 AM
The fence edging Tiber Park along Main Street in Ellicott City is bare now, a far cry from the makeshift memorial of clustered flowers, candles and notes that grew after the CSX train derailment last year that took the lives of two 19-year-old Ellicott...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 6:04 AM
The group exhibit "Art Howard County 2013" showcases quite an assortment of subjects and styles at the Howard County Arts Council. Juror Fahimeh Vahdat, chairwoman of visual arts at Howard Community College, has picked work demonstrating the artistic...
| Aug 17, 2013
| 3:58 PM
Just blocks from the spot where Rose Mayr and Elizabeth Nass were killed during a train derailment last summer, about 600 people honored their memory by running a two-mile race through historic Ellicott City Saturday morning.
Mayr and Nass, 19-year-...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 1:26 PM
Emotional stories of loss and recovery choked up those who spoke from experience about being homeless and those who advocate for them at a student forum held Tuesday at Howard Community College.
"Our mission is to get all of you fired up about...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Though she knew more than most people about Howard County's history, Joetta Cramm always considered herself to be an amateur historian.
"I really look at local history as my hobby," Cramm said in a Baltimore Sun feature about her work in 1996. "I...