Katie V. Jones

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  • Artists and galleries look to the future

    Artists and galleries look to the future

    Sitting around a table at Old Mill Cafe, the members of the Ellicott City Arts Coalition discussed the upcoming holiday season. Should a banner be purchased to advertise the Holiday Hop on Dec. 1 and 2? Where was the Christmas tree being set up and would there be lights or just star ornaments? ...

  • 'Mamma Mia!' sails onto Howard High's stage

    'Mamma Mia!' sails onto Howard High's stage

    As the days grow shorter and colder, Howard High School’s drama club invites you to travel to the sunny Greek islands. Riding on the waves of the popular musical “Mamma Mia!,” its movie and a hit sequel released this past summer, Howard High is presenting the ABBA infused musical for its fall production...

  • Howard County Historical Society invites kids to peer into the past

    Howard County Historical Society invites kids to peer into the past

    After shaking the cream in a small jar vigorously for several minutes, Eli Woodruff deemed it ready. He unscrewed the top, stuck a knife in and spread it on a cracker. “It tastes life restaurant-quality butter,” the 11-year-old said, satisfied. On the first Saturday of October, Eli and three other...

  • Get up your nerve for a ghostly guided tour

    Get up your nerve for a ghostly guided tour

    The ruins of the Patapsco Female Institute stand high above historic Ellicott City. A roofless structure with columns supporting the sky, the former school for girls is often the setting for weddings, plays and other joyous gatherings. It was while closing the site after one of those happy gatherings...

  • In Laurel and Howard County, it's time for ghostly encounters and spooky tales

    In Laurel and Howard County, it's time for ghostly encounters and spooky tales

    As the days grow shorter and the nights darker, the month of October offers a goody bag of tricks and treats for those in the mood to fool with spirits. Here are a few local haunts one can explore. The 235-year old Montpelier Mansion offers numerous programs and events throughout the year from...

  • For public ARTsites in Howard, all the pieces are in place

    For public ARTsites in Howard, all the pieces are in place

    The final piece in this year’s collection of ARTsites was installed at Merriweather Park in Symphony Woods the beginning of this month and organizers could not be more excited. “Nothing is ever easy,” said Nina Basu, president and CEO of Inner Arbor Trust, the nonprofit that operates and controls...

  • With all Laurel's outdoor events, rain a constant worry

    With all Laurel's outdoor events, rain a constant worry

    Residents of Laurel enjoy a calendar full of outdoor events every year from parades to festivals and dog shows. “Events are huge for the city of Laurel,” said Audrey Barnes, director of communications for the city. “They are a family tradition for a lot of people. It is hugely important for us...

  • Running for a cause at annual celebration

    Running for a cause at annual celebration

    It was hot and humid most of the day on Saturday, Sept. 1, but that didn’t stop the festivities at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church. Beginning with a 5K run in the morning followed by a day of games and food, the annual Emancipation Festival “was a nice day all along,” according to Millicent...

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