Benjamin Moore Paint is conducting a "Main Street Matters" campaign to revitalize 20 Main Streets across the country. Ellicott City's Main Street is one of the nominees.
Go to http://www.paintwhatmatters.com and click on the state of Maryland on the map, then vote for Ellicott City. You can vote once a day every day until June 30.
This is not a new idea for our town, but it's been a long time between major paint jobs. In 1961, the ladies of the Cross Country Garden Club read about the beautification of the town of Tiburon, Calif., which reminded them a lot of their own Main Street.
They went door to door...