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Tourism and Leisure

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  • MARC train weekend service begins

    MARC train weekend service begins
    Six-year-old Rey Powell sat next to his father, nose pressed against the window on the MARC train Saturday as he headed from Union Station in Washington to Penn Station in Baltimore aboard one of the system's first weekend trains. The two planned to grab...
  • Hundreds brave cold for holiday house tour

    Hundreds brave cold for Laurel Historical Society's holiday house tour
    Cold temperatures, sleet and snow did not stop the nearly 200 people who came out for the Laurel Historical Society's Holiday House Tour on Saturday, Dec. 14. Warmly dressed people braved the cold to tour brightly lit homes and buildings, elegantly...
  • Lilley resigns as tourism's Welcome Center manager

    Veteran Ellicott City community volunteer Ed Lilley announced Saturday that he would be resigning his post as Welcome Center manager for Howard County Tourism, effective immediately. "After 44 years on Main Street this has been one of the toughest...
  • We're a winner in paint company's beautification contest [Mostly Main Street]

    We're a winner in paint company's beautification contest [Mostly Main Street]
    Okay, what does Ellicott City have in common with Halifax, Nova Scotia; Joplin, Mo.; Flint, Mich.; Greeley, Colo.; and Martinez, Calif? That's right — we are part of that lucky band of 20 Main Streets about to get a makeover. Yippee! We did it. We...
  • Back Story: Restoration of ship has ties to Md.

    Back Story: Restoration of ship has ties to Md.
    The 172-year-old whaler Charles W. Morgan, the nation's oldest surviving merchant vessel, will emerge Sunday from an almost five-year, multimillion-dollar restoration effort headed by a former Marylander. Like a proud papa, Quentin Snediker, shipyard...
  • Havre de Grace creates economic development director and department

    Havre de Grace will be looking for a new economic development director, after the city council voted to create the position, as well as a new economic development department, on Monday. At its meeting earlier this month, the council delayed a vote on...
  • Washed Out: Chillwave's posterboy expands his sound

    Washed Out: Chillwave's posterboy expands his sound
    A few years ago, Ernest Greene received an email from Fred Armisen, then on the cast of “Saturday Night Live.” They had never communicated before, but Armisen had a question: Could he use one of Greene's songs as the theme song to his new...
  • City moves to replace Grand Prix of Baltimore

    City moves to replace Grand Prix of Baltimore
    Race cars speeding down Pratt Street brought Kevin and Debbie Parkhurst the 50 miles from their home in North East to downtown Baltimore for a third consecutive Labor Day weekend this month. "It's the best thing the city's done," Kevin Parkhurst said...
  • Howard opens new playground at Western Regional Park

    Howard opens new playground at Western Regional Park
    Western Regional Park has a new climbing playground for children to enjoy, County Executive Ken Ulman announced last week. The new playground, for use by older children, comprises a large net climber, two climbing boulders, two climber "sky runners" and...
  • Fall Festival will take over the Historic District [Mostly Main Street]

    The Ellicott City Fall Festival will take place this Saturday, Sept. 28, in the Historic District. A shuttle will be available all day to transport you from the courthouse parking lot all the way down Main Street, so you can find easy parking and easy...
  • Savage/North Laurel

    Open House The Savage Volunteer Fire Department will hold a Fire Prevention Open House beginning at noon Saturday, Oct. 5, at 8521 Corridor Road in Savage. the event includes a vehicle extraction demonstration, an appearance by the Fire Prevention Queen,...
  • BGE plan to uproot hundreds of trees in Leakin Park sparks furor

    BGE plan to uproot hundreds of trees in Leakin Park sparks furor
    One of the largest urban woodland parks in the eastern United States appears destined to get less wooded. Baltimore Gas and Electric Co. aims to cut a swath up to two miles long through Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park in West Baltimore to replace an aging...