| Nov 1, 2012
| 9:26 AM
The Bazaar of the Churches will be held on Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lisbon Fire Hall. The participating churches include Lisbon United Methodist, Shepherd of the Glen Lutheran and St. Paul's Episcopal.
Items that will be available to purchase...
| Aug 27, 2012
| 7:37 AM
The Columbia Association staff has recommended putting Symphony Woods Park redevelopment plans on hold until Howard Hughes Corp.'s plans for redeveloping Merriweather Post Pavilion are clearer.
In a presentation to the CA board last week, CA Landscape...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 5:29 PM
What Howard Hughes Corp. Senior Vice President John DeWolf called "the worst-kept secret in Howard County" was confirmed Thursday as he and other county leaders welcomed Whole Foods Market to Columbia.
On Wednesday evening, the Hughes Corp. had announced...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 8:46 AM
These are exciting times for downtown Columbia.
Owner General Growth Properties this week unveiled plans for reinvigorating the Columbia mall with a 75,000-square-feet "lifestyle center," the first major project at the mall in about a decade.
| Jul 29, 2012
| 5:00 AM
The Columbia of my childhood, then known as "The Next America," was a place of innovation and excitement. It was known across the country as the herald for the next generation of great American communities.
My parents and many others moved here in...
| Aug 28, 2012
| 2:37 PM
One month ago, we expressed delight with recent developments in the plan to revamp Symphony Woods Park, downtown Columbia's last major green space and a linchpin in the larger downtown redevelopment. Now, it looks like the changes, discussed for years and...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 3:13 PM
Enterprise Community Partners, a Columbia-based organization that helps people around the country find affordable housing, is itself getting a new home but staying in Columbia.
After considering numerous locations, the nonprofit founded by James and...
| Sep 5, 2012
| 6:22 AM
Construction of the first segment of a multiuse pathway that will connect Howard County General Hospital to Blandair Park is expected to begin early next year.
Howard Hughes Corp. is required to build the path as a part of the downtown Columbia...
| Aug 12, 2012
Developer James W. Rousewas a pioneer at recycling other people's buildings for new uses, including Faneuil Hall in Boston and parts of the South Street Seaport historic district in Manhattan.
Now one of the most prominent buildings he constructed from...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 2:14 PM
A teen suspected of intentionally setting a fire at the Columbia mall last month and seven other fires in Columbia was indicted on 12 criminal charges June 6, according to Wayne Kirwan, spokesman for the state's attorney's office.
Richard N. Mojica, 18,...
| Jun 10, 2012
| 2:02 PM
The jazz quartet's last tune of the lunchtime set at the Columbia lakeside took an up-tempo bebop turn, the sort of sound one might associate with things urban and urbane: the Village Vanguard, maybe Birdland. The band played before a sparse crowd...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Affordable housing advocates Monday expressed surprise and disappointment that the bill setting up a Downtown Columbia Partnership makes the Howard County Housing Commission responsible for administering housing funds and ensuring affordable housing...