Katie V. Jones

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Recent Articles

  • Escape to the Meeting House

    About a year ago, five women artists approached The Meeting House Gallery with an idea for a show The theme was escapism, and Will Krupka, a member of the Meeting House art board, was impressed. “They were probably the most professional artists we’ve had since we opened,”Krupka said. “We get approached...

  • Symphony of Lights a glowing holiday treat

    Symphony of Lights a glowing holiday treat

    There were strollers, wagons and scooters galore as festive souls gathered to see the Symphony of Lights on Dec. 2 at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods in downtown Columbia. Featuring more than 300,000 light bulbs on over 100 light fixtures, the Symphony of Lights – a fundraiser for Howard County...

  • A winter wonderland at Chrysalis Stage

    A winter wonderland at Chrysalis Stage

    There’s a new holiday attraction in Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods and it has nothing to do with lights. Every Saturday since the end of November, the Chrysalis Stage has been transformed into a winter wonderland for Celebration in the Woods. Featuring live music, holiday crafts, food and...

  • 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...

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