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Howard County

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  • In Howard, school officials and union take contract impasse to summer

    In Howard, school officials and union take contract impasse to summer
    Howard County's public schools are considered among the best in the country and its teacher salaries are near the top in Maryland, but such attributes haven't kept the system and its teachers' union from butting heads in a continuing contract dispute....
  • A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'

    A look inside the healing garden of Howard's 'Dr. Duke'
    With its four terraces of thriving plants sloping down toward a babbling lily pond, Jim Duke's garden could certainly be considered a healing place. And that's precisely what the world-renowned botanist and author's Green Farmacy Garden is....
  • All Together Now at Howard library branches

    All Together Now at Howard library branches
    Central Library 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. 410-313-7860. •All Together Now. Saturdays, 10:15 and 11:30 a.m. All ages; 30 minutes. •Eclectic Evenings. Second Tuesdays, 7 p.m. •English Conversation Club. Mondays, 10 a.m....
  • Howard Co. Health Dept. launches plan to combat rising drug overdoses

    Howard Co. Health Dept. launches plan to combat rising drug overdoses
    The number of drug overdoses related to heroin and prescription painkillers in Howard County is on the rise -- a trend that has led the county Health Department to launch a series of initiatives aimed at reducing incidents. According to a health...
  • Alzheimer's support group meets second Thursday of the month

    Alzheimer's support group meets second Thursday of the month
    These groups meet regularly. Alzheimer's Support Group — Second Saturday, 10 a.m. Caregivers of those with Alzheimer's disease and other related dementia are invited to attend. Bethany United Methodist Church,  2875 Bethany Lane, Ellicott City. ...
  • Marylanders march to their own beat on Independence Day

    Marylanders march to their own beat on Independence Day
    In America, the land of strongly held opinions, a whiff of controversy about the proper way to celebrate Independence Day seems positively patriotic. So it was in Bel Air. Complaints of animal cruelty didn't stop the frog-hopping contest or turtle...
  • Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding

    Congress faces tough choices, tight timeline for highway funding
    Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season....
  • Six inductees announced for Community Hall of Fame

    The Community Sports Hall of Fame will induct six new members at the 12th Annual "Celebration of Sports" on Oct. 21 at the Turf Valley Resort and Conference Center. The new members are: Shantha Chandra, Bernie Dennison, C. Vernon Gray, Allen Fleming,...
  • Girl Scouts reach out to senior citizens [West Friendship]

    Girl Scouts reach out to senior citizens [West Friendship]
    You might call these four young ladies Angels of Mercy. Congratulations to Girl Scout Cadette Troop 1757 members Mayuri Albal, Emily Kline, Laura McAllister and Rebecca Rominik Romano, who recently were awarded the Girl Scouts prestigious Silver Award....
  • The race is on: Hogan, Brown begin sparring in contest for governor

    The race is on: Hogan, Brown begin sparring in contest for governor
    Hours after winning their party primaries, Democrat Anthony G. Brown and Republican Larry Hogan exchanged the first salvos in November's race for governor. Hogan released an Internet ad calling the lieutenant governor "the most incompetent man in...
  • Long Reach teammates Oyewole, Carter share boys outdoor track spotlight

    Long Reach teammates Oyewole, Carter share boys outdoor track spotlight
    After finishing just shy of a team championship at the county and regional meets, Long Reach seniors Tosin Oyewole and Robert Carter, Jr. — the team's top talents and undisputed leaders — knew there was still work to be done. The Wilde...
  • Howard County family embarks on trip around the world

    Howard County family embarks on trip around the world
    Tim and Julie Rivenbark had a house, two kids and jobs they loved. But the Howard County couple also had a yearning for more experiences and fewer things. "We were doing what we thought was the American dream," says Tim Rivenbark. It took a couple...