For St. Patrick's Day, usually the Phoenix Emporium and the Judge's Bench vie for having the best party, but if you want to sample a few bars and hear some great stories at the same time, sign up for the Spirits of Ellicott City Ghost Tour, on March 17.
Whether you¿re looking to contribute to a worthy cause or need services yourself, Howard County offers many resources to help. The following list is a broad sample of the nonprofit organizations actively making the county a better place to live.
Howard County residents and officials are preparing for the worst as a potentially historic blizzard barrels its way across the East Coast, possibly leaving much of the region buried in as much as two feet of snow over the weekend.
Stanley Kaufman, a retired engineer who during his career did groundbreaking work in aerospace and fiber optic communications while working for the old Glenn L. Martin Co. and later Bell Laboratories, died Saturday of heart failure at Howard County General Hospital. He was 91.
Four people were hospitalized after a tanker carrying 6,000 gallons of milk overturned on Interstate 95 North in Howard County, closing all lanes of the expressway for hours Wednesday, police and fire officials said.
Babies aren¿t typically welcome in an exercise environment, particularly during the workouts themselves. But in Jasmin Reif¿s KangaTraining class, they¿re encouraged ¿ in fact, the routines are designed for mothers with children under 2.
A little holiday cheer will be missing this year as the Howard Hospital Foundation announced last week that the annual Symphony of Lights in Columbia will be taking a season off to make way for ongoing construction at Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods.
The 22nd Annual Symphony of Lights holiday displays will be postponed until Fall 2016, county officials announced Tuesday, following the redevelopment of Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods in Columbia.
Brian and Katie Evans welcomed a new baby girl, Audrey Elaine Evans, at 11:23 a.m. last Tuesday. Just a few hours later, Brian's sister Cara Pugh and her husband Adam Pugh, of Laurel, had a daughter of their own. Taylor Catherine Pugh was born at 3:19 p.m.
The accolades for former police chief, county executive and state senator James N. Robey played out like the popular 1950s TV show called "This is Your Life" as he was honored by Howard Community College last week with its version of a lifetime achievement award.
Eileen Josenhans knows what it¿s like to be bald. The Howard County General Hospital volunteer, who for 10 years has helped women choose wigs at the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center, lost her hair in 2011 after she began treatment for breast cancer.
The Oakland Mills Village Board co-chairs are urging residents to attend the village board meeting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Other Barn in Oakland Mills, where county Housing Commission Director Tom Carbo will discuss the proposal for the 325-unit former Tor apartments complex and the redevelopment of Grand Pointe.
In a letter to the editor of the Laurel Leader, Laurel Volunteer Rescue Squad Fire/EMS Chief Michael J. Haggerty writes "the transition of Laurel Regional Hospital to an Ambulatory Care Center will greatly affect emergency medical services provided to the citizens of the greater Laurel area."
Columbia master developer Howard Hughes can start building a mixed-use development across the street from the Mall in Columbia before the city's pathway system for pedestrians and bicyclists is finished, Planning Board members decided Thursday night.
They leap tall barriers in a single bound, tower above their surroundings, moving swiftly over rough terrain while their partners search for signs of trouble, and even use a powerful sense of smell to detect tiny drops of gasoline submerged under water. And these superheroes do it all without a cape.
A car accident along southbound Route 29 at Route 40 left one woman injured in Ellicott City Tuesday evening after her vehicle rolled over, according to the Howard County Department of Fire & Rescue Services.
A Maryland state trooper was involved in a crash on Interstate 95 southbound in Howard County late afternoon Wednesday and was transported to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center, according to Maryland State Police.