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Columbia Woman Dies from Weekend Crash

A Columbia woman died as the result of medical complications from a car crash over the weekend, according to the Howard County Police Department . Toshiko Nakaya Mecklenburg, 83, was driving east on Old Annapolis Road at Summer Hollow Lane at approximately 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD

Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

In new platform, candidate Watson says aging process in Howard should 'evolve'

Democratic county executive candidate Courtney Watson released her third policy platform on Monday, a multi-point plan on aging and providing support for the county's senior citizens. The platform is the second released by Watson's campaign in less than a week.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Ellicott City, MD, West Friendship, MD, Health, AARP

The Baltimore Sun

Baltimore area is getting more breweries

But he said stopped short of buying a vineyard on the Eastern Shore when he realized it just how tough it would be to grow quality grapes in Maryland. He noticed that more Marylanders were drinking craft beers but suspected that the supply wasn't meeting demand.

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, Maryland, Dundalk, MD, Frederick County, MD, Entertainment

Patch.com

Howard County County Arts Council's 2015 Cultural Arts Showcase

The Howard County Arts Council is seeking artist applications for its annual Cultural Arts Showcase, presented in partnership with the Recreation & Leisure Service Branch of the Maryland Recreation & Parks Association . The event will be held at Howard County Center for the Arts at 8510 High Ridge Road in Ellicott City on Friday, March 6, 2015 .

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD

Mon Sep 15, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Howard community leaders, officials rebuke Confederate flag at unity rally

Howard County community leaders, school system officials and politicians gathered in front of the county government seat in Ellicott City Monday evening for a unity rally to protest recent displays of the Confederate flag. "Every great community has a time it's tested, for without this test there can be no community testimony, no shared vision," County Council Chair Calvin Ball told the three dozen people assembled for the rally.

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Related Topix: Ellicott City, MD, Glenelg, MD, Education Etc., Columbia, MD, African-American

Patch.com

Building to Go Up in Flames in Clarksville

If you see a burning building this week in part of Clarksville, there's no need to call 911-Howard County firefighters will already be at the scene, conducting training. Fire and rescue personnel will be training at 11986 Hall Shop Road, doing a live burn on Tuesday, Sept.

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Business Journal

Chesapeake Shakespeare Co. brings swords to a ribbon cutting

The scene is set, and Chesapeake Shakespeare Co. is home. The troupe celebrated the grand opening of its new Calvert Street theater with a ribbon cutting - using swords instead of scissors - Monday morning.

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, Ellicott City, MD

Fri Sep 12, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Highland farmer's fire trucks allowed to stay

More than 100 people filled the largest chamber of Howard County's executive office building in Ellicott City Thursday night to testify on a zoning conditional use request, but unlike many who come before Hearing Examiner Michele LeFaivre, they weren't there to fight against the proposal. Instead, every single one turned out to support Highland resident Scott Shearer's campaign to save the fire truck collection he stores in two of the white dairy barns on his small farm.

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Related Topix: Highland, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Agriculture, Science

Patch.com

Elkridge Man Charged in Molotov Cocktail Incident: Police

A man accused of throwing a molotov cocktail at the Diamondback Tavern in Ellicott City Friday faces multiple charges including arson, according to the Howard County Police Department. Kenneth Norman Conway, 24, of the 6800 block of Sanctuary Court in Elkridge, was being held at the Howard County Detention Center Friday in connection with a fire outside the restaurant.

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Related Topix: Elkridge, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Fire

The Baltimore Sun

The Bard gets new 'Globe-ish' digs in Baltimore

For the past 12 years, the name Chesapeake Shakespeare Company has been most associated with its outdoor productions in summer and fall, reached by trekking up a hill to the rustic ruins of Patapsco Female Institute Historic Park in Ellicott City. Audience seating typically involved folding chairs or blankets.

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Related Topix: Baltimore, MD, Ellicott City, MD, Theater, Arts, Entertainment

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Students displaying Confederate flag disciplined

The students' display of confederate flags also sparked a wave of controversy at Glenelg High School. One student was disciplined after displaying the Confederate flag at a football game, two others were disciplined for their actions supporting the first student.

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The Baltimore Sun

New collaboration takes art 'Off the Wall' and into Howard parks, community centers

Visitors to the Columbia lakefront now can take in some fine art in between shopping at Whole Foods or sipping a cafe au lait at Petit Louis Bistro. This week, county officials unveiled a new partnership with the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore that places replicas of some of the museum's works in outdoor spots throughout Howard.

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Related Topix: Columbia, MD, Ellicott City, MD

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WBAL-TV Baltimore

Woman sentenced in execution-style shooting of boy

A Reisterstown woman was sentenced Thursday for her role in the execution-style shooting and wounding of a 15-year old boy in 2012. The Howard County State's Attorney's Office said Laura Christian Karr, 27, received a 15-year sentence, eight years of which were suspended by Howard County Circuit Court Judge Richard S. Bernhardt.

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Related Topix: Reisterstown, MD, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Marriottsville, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Referendum dispute continues in reappointment battle

Though a decision was handed down by Maryland's second highest appeals court nearly a month ago, the aftershocks of a citizen-led campaign to bring multiple zoning decisions to referendum continue to play out, this time in a bitter dispute over a County Council resolution. Bill Erskine, an attorney for several developers involved in the referendum case, is up for reappointment by the council to the Board of Directors for the Howard County Economic Development Authority, and members of the Citizens Working to Fix Howard County have come out strongly against renewing his term.

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The Baltimore Sun

Kittleman proposes government accountability program

With fall and election season in full force, every week seems set to bring a new platform or proposal for both of Howard's county executive candidates. On Monday, Republican candidate Allan Kittleman , a state senator from West Friendship, released a proposal for "HoCoStat," a performance-review system with a goal of holding government accountable.

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Related Topix: West Friendship, MD, US News, US Politics, George Allen, US Senate, Republican

Tue Sep 09, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Glenelg High student disciplined for displaying Confederate flag at football game

High School student has been disciplined by the Howard County Public School System after displaying a Confederate flag during a football game at River Hill last Friday. To many of us, the Confederate flag is a powerful symbol of racism, hatred, and unspeakable acts against humanity," she said.

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Mon Sep 08, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Fulton community to testify against proposed communications tower

After more than four hours of hearings before Howard County's hearing examiner, residents of the Ashleigh Knolls and Fulton Ridge communities, located off of Scaggsville Road in Fulton, will take the podium Monday night to testify against a local temple's plan to allow communications company AT&T to build a cell phone tower on its property. Residents say the tower, which would be built on the Temple Isaiah property at 12200 Scaggsville Rd. and would stand 160 feet high with a six-foot lightning rod at its pinnacle, could damage property values for the surrounding neighborhoods.

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Related Topix: Fulton, MD, Cell Phones, Cellphones, Electronics, Ellicott City, MD

The Baltimore Sun

Howard Co. breaks ground on Elkridge fire station

Howard County firefighters were joined by elected officials Monday morning to break ground on a new Elkridge fire station, a facility officials said is overdue and integral to the Elkridge community. The $13.5-million facility will be at the corner of Montgomery Road and Bauman Drive and is expected to open in the summer of 2016, with construction beginning spring of 2015.

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Sun Sep 07, 2014

The Baltimore Sun

Flight of the honeybee keeps local enthusiasts buzzing

When the call came in that tens of thousands of honeybees had swarmed the cab of a tractor-trailer at the I-95 rest area in North Laurel, Jason Ellis was there in a flash. Management had summoned emergency workers to help them get inside the parked vehicle to see if a helpless driver was lying injured or worse.

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Related Topix: North Laurel, MD, Entomology, Science, Apiculture, Columbia, MD

Sat Sep 06, 2014

Patch.com

Howard County Celebrates Partnership with Sykesville in Park Project

A ribbon-cutting on Saturday in Sykesville marked the opening of a new park and the forging of a partnership between Howard County and the town in Carroll County. The ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of the first phase of South Branch Park, which is across the Patapsco River from downtown Sykesville.

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Related Topix: Sykesville, MD, Carroll County, MD, Law, Employment / Labor Law

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