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  • Democratic primary ahead as Corkran enters District 9B race

    Democratic primary ahead as Corkran enters District 9B race
    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...
  • Look out, 'Dracula' is in your neck of the woods [Review]

    Look out, 'Dracula' is in your neck of the woods [Review]
    "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...
  • Building rising at casino site despite early flooding concerns

    Building rising at casino site despite early flooding concerns
    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...
  • Liberty Reservoir Day puts spotlight on shimmering asset

    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...
  • Ellicott City Show House offers unique views of historic mansion

    Ellicott City Show House offers unique views of historic mansion
    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...
  • Howard Conservancy's Fall Festival is 'a big success'

    Howard Conservancy's Fall Festival is 'a big success'
    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...
  • Scary times in Ellicott City this October

    Scary times in Ellicott City this October
    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...
  • Centennial junior behind 'Your Past, It Matters' Saturday in Ellicott City

    Centennial junior behind 'Your Past, It Matters' Saturday in Ellicott City
    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...
  • Board approves new capacity numbers for Howard middle schools

    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...
  • Patapsco Valley State Park provides variety of offerings for fall activities

    Patapsco Valley State Park provides variety of offerings for fall activities
    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...
  • HallowRead: New book convention calls Ellicott City home

    HallowRead: New book convention calls Ellicott City home
    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...
  • The trees at Leakin Park

    The trees at Leakin Park
    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...