| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:05 AM
Rich Corkran entered his first political race "kind of on a whim." In 2006, the Ellicott City Democrat decided to run against incumbent Republican state Sen. Allan Kittleman in District 9 when no one else stepped forward "because I felt people needed...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 10:40 AM
"Dracula" seems right at home among the ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute high above Ellicott City. Thanks to the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company's outdoor staging, the vampire has taken up residence at this wooded site. It makes for the perfect...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 4:08 PM
A $400 million gambling complex that will house a "world-class" casino is rising along Baltimore's Russell Street — land that until last year was barred from construction because of the risk of flooding.
City officials' high hopes for casino...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 7:50 AM
It was 60 years ago this summer that Baltimore City began plans to fill what we now know as Liberty Reservoir. The 9,200 acres of the Liberty Reservoir tract are owned by Baltimore City and on July 27, Baltimore's Department of Public Works will hold...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 3:25 AM
After visitors to this year's Decorator Show House meander along a slate pathway from the parking lot to the front of Mount Ida, it becomes obvious why William Ellicott, grandson of one of the city's founding brothers, chose the site on Sarahs Lane for...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:05 PM
It might have felt more like summer, but that didn't deter a record-setting crowd from attending the Howard County Conservancy's Fall Festival on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Woodstock.
"The event was a big success," said Meg Schumacher Boyd, executive...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 5:42 AM
They say historic Ellicott City is haunted. Maybe it's the granite, the underground water or he flow of electricity.
Things are about to get a little spookier. Howard County Tourism and Promotion offers three different ghost tours, leading visitors...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 8:59 AM
At 16 years old, Girl Scout Emily Abdow may be one of the youngest local history experts around.
The Centennial High School junior's passion for the past began about seven years ago, when she attended the Victorian Dreams camp — a week-long camp...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 6:14 AM
Eight Howard County middle schools are able to fit more students than previously thought, according to a new study approved by the Board of Education last week.
The Howard County Public School System recently commissioned Gilbert Architects to review...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:00 AM
As the temperatures begin to fall and the foliage begins to turn from green to deep reds and oranges, people are flocking to Patapsco Valley State Park in Catonsville.
About 18,000 people visited the park during the last weekend in September, a number...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:19 PM
Authors and fans of novels of the spooky variety will gather in Historic Ellicott City this month for a new “mini-convention” dubbed HallowRead.
Organized by author Rachel Rawlings, of Aberdeen, the event is designed to appeal to authors and...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Supporters of Gwynns Falls/Leakin Park are understandably alarmed by a BGE plan to build a new gas pipeline through the area. The pipeline, which serves about 90,000 customers in the city and county, was one of the first such conduits built in the...