| Dec 14, 2012
| 12:04 PM
The Howard County Planning Board approved final plans Thursday for three projects — an expansion at The Mall in Columbia and apartment complexes in downtown Columbia and Elkridge.
Plans to tear down the free-standing L.L. Bean store at the mall...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:49 AM
The Columbia Association announced plans Dec. 17 to open a modern, high-end fitness club overlooking Lake Kittamaqundi on the ground level of the former Rouse Co. building.
The downtown Columbia club is expected to open in the fall of 2014. CA members...
| Dec 3, 2012
| 5:16 AM
Howard County Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in connection with a November robbery along the Route 29 footbridge in Columbia.
The Nov. 12 incident, which was the second at the bridge in four weeks, prompted police to increase police presence...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 12:57 PM
Scientists who study sleep understand that light has a dark side, because it can interrupt natural rhythms, causing the mood and learning problems that go with lack of rest. Johns Hopkins University researchers have taken the understanding a step...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 11:47 AM
Howard County Police have increased police presence along the Route 29 footbridge in Columbia after two robberies were reported in a span of less than 25 days.
At approximately 9 a.m. on Nov. 12, a man was walking along the lakefront side of the...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 4:50 PM
On paper, the plan for a car maintenance shop and a few stores on Snowden River Parkway in Columbia hardly seems worth fighting about. The business people opposing it, however, see it as an illegal first step toward drastic changes for the worse along...
| Oct 2, 2012
| 9:12 AM
In regard to your Sept. 20 story on the feasibility of a new bike/pedestrian/transit bridge over Route 29, we believe that the Howard Hughes Corp. study of the bridge cited in your story is fundamentally flawed.
Friends of Bridge Columbia reviewed the...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 4:02 AM
Clyde's of Columbia, located on the downtown lakefront since 1975, announced plans Tuesday to close for a $4 million renovation project that also will shutter its sister restaurant Tomato Palace for six to eight weeks beginning in January.
| May 5, 2011
| 2:46 PM
Saturday is the day Fifi looks forward to every year.
Fifi is the American Visionary Art Museum's giant pink poodle-with-wheels, who once a year ventures outside to take part in what is clearly Baltimore's funkiest annual event, the Kinetic Sculpture...
| Aug 3, 2011
| 9:45 AM
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...
| Oct 18, 2011
| 1:59 PM
It's not just the bicyclists who are lobbying for their causes – Howard County government and Columbia Association officials are also gearing up to make the area more welcoming to bike riders.
Bicyclists, advocates and others met Monday, Oct. 17,...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 5:23 PM
In its first major project planned for downtown Columbia since emerging from bankruptcy last November, the town's master developer has proposed building up to 817 residences and 70,000 square feet of retail space.
The Howard Hughes Corp., which...