And storming it was ¿ much of Howard County shut down Jan. 21, as the region braced for the second round of a "polar vortex," ushered in by what Triple A warned could be the worst storm in three years.
Though snow plows had started to clear its steep streets by Tuesday afternoon, historic Ellicott City was nearly deserted, and Len Berkowitz cut a lonely figure as he swept up powdery snow from the sidewalk in front of his business.
Howard County's 29th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration will be Sunday, Jan. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Smith Theatre in the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, in Columbia.
However, those pale in comparison to the department's most recent project, the takeover of Laurel's Public Access channel, which was formerly known as Laurel Cable. The network, which has been run by non-profit Laurel Cable Network Foundation since the 1980's, was completely handed over to the city on Jan. 1.
The viola is an important musical instrument in a string ensemble, but rarely does it enjoy a moment of its own in the musical spotlight. Well, it gets more than just a moment in the spotlight when the Fine Arts Quartet is joined by guest violist Roberto Diaz for a Candlelight Concerts program on Saturday, Jan. 11, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.
The Baltimore Washington Corridor Chamber Women in Business are sponsoring a business luncheon, Friday, Jan. 10 from 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Howard Community College, Rouse Company Foundation Student Services Hall, Room 400 at 10901 Little Patuxent Pkwy., in Columbia.
At Howard Community College, the Center for Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence hosted its Fall Entrepreneurial Celebration to showcase the students as they competed in a kinder, gentler version of the popular show, "Shark Tank," with a few tweaks.
A young classical music trio that is making a name for itself, MiXt performs for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 8 p.m. at Howard Community College's Smith Theatre. It's the first time MiXt has appeared in the Candlelight series.
In the upside down world of radio and TV, where careers come and go like chunks of ice in before-Christmas storms, North Laurel's Adam Vorce is making his mark. And he is doing it the old-fashioned way, by wearing out shoe leather, by developing contacts, by staying positive.
The Columbia Orchestra celebrates great music at every concert, but its upcoming program also offers another cause for celebration. Music director Jason Love observes his 15th anniversary leading the group with a program called "The Maestro's Anniversary" on Saturday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. at Jim Rouse Theatre at Wilde Lake High School.
The community response Monday night to detailed plans for unique structures and artistic landscaping in Symphony Woods in downtown Columbia could be categorized as cautiously optimistic as residents both praised and questioned the plan.
Ellen Irene Rhudy, a writer and activist for Patapsco Valley environmental causes who also performed in community theater productions, died of leukemia complications Nov. 24 at Howard County General Hospital. The Marriottsville resident was 69.
The group exhibit "Art Howard County 2013" showcases quite an assortment of subjects and styles at the Howard County Arts Council. Juror Fahimeh Vahdat, who is chairperson of visual arts at Howard Community College, has picked work demonstrating the artistic diversity found within the county's art community.
If you are not familiar with the Meccorre String Quartet, you are not alone. This Polish classical music group is coming to Columbia as part of its first tour of North America. It performs for the Candlelight Concert Society on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8 p.m. in Howard Community College's Smith Theatre.