- Shareholders of W. R. Grace & Co. approved a deal Friday for a New York building materials company to acquire the Columbia-based specialty chemicals giant for $4.6 billion.
- Howard County schools Superintendent Michael Martirano announced at a recent school board meeting that the school system’s purchase of 4,600 HEPA filters is expected to be delivered to all county public schools by Oct. 1.
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- An assortment of new dining options are popping up along Clarksville Pike including Manow Thai, a fast-casual Thai restaurant, at Clarksville Commons and Taco Joint in the Common Kitchen food hall.
- Columbia resident Kemi Ajibare, founder of Styled By Kemi, a personal style and image consulting service, is passionate about helping women build their self-confidence regardless of their shape, size or skin color.
- This weekend, Sept. 17 to 19, marks the beginning of the 2021-22 gallery season with Howard County Arts Council’s annual Road to the Arts event.
- Dr. Michael William May, one of the founding partners of Howard County Pediatrics and a physician known for his endearing manner with children, died of injuries from a Clarksville auto accident at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center Sept. 10.
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- As a chapter leader with the Magic Yarn Project, a nonprofit that provides free character wigs to children dealing with cancer and other medical hair loss, Sykesville resident Brittany Harrison will create wigs with the help of a generous donation by HoCo Pirate Adventures for the month of September — national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
- For those who are new to Judaism in Baltimore, Yom Kippur looms as a major landmark on a long spiritual journey.
- Two Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks rangers received citations Tuesday from County Executive Calvin Ball for their roles in saving the lives of two individuals who had overdosed in August.