Step out David Boteach’s front door and a gentle world beckons — one filled with wondrous plants, waterfalls and whimsical bronze busts of fauna peeking over the leafy flora. More than 35 years in the making, the garden remains “a work in progress,” says Boteach.
Do you ever find yourself saying you have nowhere to go or nothing to do? Not this year. Whether you like the arts or something more active, Howard County will host a year full of events that are sure to get you out of the house.
Posed in her wedding dress, with her husband, amid the stony ruins of an ancient Irish church, Bridget Morris Stockdale felt an almost mystic tug by time. Sure, she was excited about the future. But Stockdale, of Annapolis, was also nudged by her Celtic roots toward her ancestral past.
Bowie Race Course seldom bowed to the elements. In its 28 years of winter racing, until the track closed in 1985, hard-core (and sometimes frost-bitten) railbirds braved snow, sleet and hail to bet on the nags that ran at the stark, no-frills oval.
Each Monday night, Arti Sardesai drives to the Miller Library in Ellicott City and immerses herself in learning Korean. At 49, it’s not easy mastering a foreign tongue, but Sardesai believes it will benefit her work as an occupational therapist in the area.
By day, Lisa Rosado works as an elementary school principal. Come evening, the Ellicott City resident harks back to her own youth, lacing up her roller skates and gliding gracefully around a maple rink in Laurel as organ music booms from ceiling speakers.
Each morning at Leidig’s Bakery, the glass case beckoned with row upon row of sugary doughnuts in all of their glazed glory. But not for long. The pastries went fast as folks rushed to buy them, even double-parking outside the brick shop at 8143 Main St. in Ellicott City.
A number of warriors to embrace yoga as a therapeutic tool to treat pain and stress. At Fort Meade, the central Maryland U.S. Army base home to 14,500 military personnel, “yoga is very well respected and often advocated,” says Col. Beverly Maliner, chief of preventive medicine services.
Though Symphony of Lights has grown into one of the county’s most anticipated holiday events, there have been hiccups along the way. One year, a woman gave birth during a drive-through. Another time, three runaway reindeer crashed through several displays. Then there was the car that caught fire.
Marilyn Bevans, a Baltimore resident and the first African-American woman to break the three-hour mark for a 26.2 mile event, will be poised at the starting line again Saturday as the honorary starter for the Baltimore Running Festival.
Her world boxing title in tow, what’s next for Baltimore’s Franchon Crews-Dezurn? She wants to sing the national anthem to kick off an event that would feature both the champ and her husband on the fight card, each wearing togs that she made herself.