This article is a reproduction of a HCC press release.
– Howard Community College (HCC) Athletic Director, Diane Schumacher, has announced two new additions to the Dragon coaching staff. Casey Magor will head the Women’s lacrosse team and Matthew Troy will head the Women’s volleyball team.
Coach Magor, a native of Australia, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiological Science from University of Maryland, where she also attended on a… Continue
Added by Lydia Zuraw on July 28, 2009 at 1:00pm —
This article is a reproduction of a Columbia Foundation press release.
The Columbia Foundation, Howard County’s community foundation, announces completion of its Strategic Plan for 2009-2014. Built upon The Columbia Foundation’s highly successful 40-year history, the Strategic Plan will direct how the Foundation allocates financial resources, time and energy to achieve its new mission: Inspiring life-long giving and connecting people, places and organizations to worthy causes… Continue
Added by Lydia Zuraw on July 28, 2009 at 1:00pm —
This article is a reproduction of a Howard County Government press release.
A Howard County construction project to increase sight distance along Burntwoods Road in the vicinity of Shady Lane in Glenwood is scheduled to begin on or about Monday, July 27. Existing pavement will be removed in order to lower the roadway and realign the Shady Lane and Burntwoods Road intersection. Weather permitting, the project is expected to be completed before public schools reopen on August… Continue
Added by Lydia Zuraw on July 16, 2009 at 1:00pm —
This article is a reproduction of a Howard County Library press release.
Howard County Library invites the community to one of two identical presentations on the evolving vision for the new Charles E. Miller Branch & Historical Center. The presentations are scheduled for Monday, August 10 at 7:00 pm and Thursday, August 13 at 1:00 pm at the Miller Branch. The new Miller project is the first of the Library’s capital projects included in its Facilities Assessment and… Continue
Added by Lydia Zuraw on July 16, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman is alerting county residents of unnecessary drinking water testing being offered by private water treatment companies. Such companies often go door-to-door, first offering free testing and then falsely claiming that the test results indicate that the water is unsafe or otherwise needs to be treated or “purified.” The company will then attempt to sell the homeowner water purification or treatment equipment or services that are not, in fact,… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 16, 2009 at 11:00am —
A team of four middle school students from Cradlerock School in Columbia won second place for design efficiency and accuracy in the Trebuchet, a sophisticated type of catapult, competition at the 2009 MESA USA National Engineering Contest in Denver, CO, June 25-28. Students Alexis Ligon, Caroline Pyon, Xinxin Guo and Ben Kale, who participate in the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement Program (MESA) at Cradlerock School, represented the Howard County Public School System and the… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 16, 2009 at 9:41am —
The Columbia Association (CA) Board of Directors’ Planning and Strategy Committee is seeking volunteers whose background or careers are in the financial management arena to serve a one-year term on the Financial Advisory Committee (formerly the Budget Advisory Committee). Applicants must live or work on CA-assessed property.
The mission of the Financial Advisory Committee is to provide community input to the CA Board’s Planning and Strategy Committee in order to inform and advise CA… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 15, 2009 at 9:00am —
Howard County’s Recycling Division was the recent recipient of the Maryland Recycling Network (MRN) “Outstanding Government Leadership Award.” The Recycling Division is part of the County’s Department of Public Works, Bureau of Environmental Services.
The award was presented at MRN’s yearly conference June 25-26 at the University of Maryland in College Park and recognizes initiatives that promote waste reduction and/or recycling in… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 14, 2009 at 3:00pm —
The Columbia Association is recruiting youth ages 11 to 19 to become members of CA’s Middle School and Teen Advisory Committees. The committees are looking for teens who want to make a difference, get involved in their community, and be an integral part of the solution – all the while having fun and making new friends. As members of the committee, teens can create and implement events and programs for their peers. Past activities have included Teen Idol Competition, Teen Role Model Competition,… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 10, 2009 at 2:30pm —
Howard County police are investigating a shooting that occurred Thursday night in Columbia. The victim, 18-year-old Keontae Johnson of the 6500 block of Overheart Lane, is in stable condition at Shock Trauma after being shot in the torso.
Police were called to Johnson’s residence around 7:30 p.m. for a report that he was injured. Through investigation, police believe two groups of teenagers, including Johnson, became involved in a fight near a basketball court in the 6700 block of… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 10, 2009 at 11:30am —
The Howard County Library Board of Trustees
is pleased to announce that Howard County Executive Ken Ulman nominated, and the County Council appointed, its recommended candidate, Richard M. Alexander, to a five-year term to the Library's Board of Trustees. Replacing outgoing Trustee Arvell Greenwood Jr., Alexander's term began July 1, 2009.
A Corporate Facilities… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 10, 2009 at 11:00am —
The Television Services Office of the Howard County Public School System
learned that it picked up its 14th Telly Award
in the Film/Video Category when the winners of the 30th Annual Telly Awards were announced this week. Television Production Assistant Terry McClung produced, directed and edited the award winning entry -- a video used to introduce the 2009 candidates for the student… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 9, 2009 at 7:30am —
The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks, through the Maryland Recreation Parks Association, is offering discounted tickets to area theme and water parks. Tickets are for one-day visits and in some instances, season passes are available. Attractions include: Busch Gardens, Six Flags Great Adventure and Six Flags America, Water Country USA, Kings Dominion, Dorney Park, Hershey Park, Dutch Wonderland and Sesame Place.…
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 8, 2009 at 3:00pm —
Howard Community College
features “Still Life,” an exhibition of works by four area artists: Mary J. Arthur, Joan Brady, Jo Brown and Victoria Restrepo, and curated by Lisa Coddington, in the Rouse Company Foundation Gallery July 9-August 9, 2009. A student exhibition of still life works will be shown at the same time in the Art Department Gallery. A reception for both exhibits will be held on July 9 from 5 to 7 p.m. The reception is free… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 8, 2009 at 8:00am —
Beginning Monday, August 10 Howard County Library's
East Columbia Branch will begin accepting passport applications on behalf of the U.S. Department of State. Officially designated as a Passport Acceptance Facility, the general public can apply for passports, and purchase passport photos, at the East Columbia Branch Monday through Thursday from 3:00 to 7:00 pm, and Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.…
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 7, 2009 at 4:30pm —
The Chronicle of Higher Education
announced today Howard Community College’s selection as a 2009 “Great College to Work For” based on exceptional work environments. The recognition program, which is academe’s version of Fortune’s popular “100 Best Companies to Work For” issue, evaluated 247 two- and four-year colleges in the United States. Howard Community College was the only community college in Maryland to be cited with national… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on July 6, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, along with representatives from Virgin Mobile USA and Merriweather Post Pavilion, announced today a unique summer volunteer service program that will give individuals a chance to earn tickets to the recently “freed-out” Virgin Mobile FreeFest. The program, entitled the “Summer of Service” (SOS), is a summer-long volunteer program that gives individuals a chance to serve the community in exchange for a ticket to FreeFest, this summer’s hottest… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 30, 2009 at 11:30am —
Rising Hope at Howard County General Hospital: A Member of Johns Hopkins Medicine received a grant in the amount of $19,950 from the Horizon Foundation to support one year of the Perinatal Hospice Program, from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010.
The Rising Hope Perinatal Hospice Program offers support during and after pregnancy, to families that choose to continue their pregnancy after learning their baby has a fatal condition. Services are free and include emotional support, helping… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 26, 2009 at 10:30am —
Leadership Howard County is pleased to announce the addition of new members to its 2009-2010 Board of Directors. They are:
Beverley Francis, President & CEO, The Columbia Foundation
Jeffrey L. Marquina, Vice President- Property Management, Corporate Office Properties Trust
Jeffrey M. McCarron, Senior Vice President, The Columbia Bank
Michael A. Mobley, Executive Director, JREF (Jim Rouse Entrepreneurial Fund, Inc.)
Ron Nicodemus, Founder & President,… Continue
Added by Karen Gindes on June 22, 2009 at 4:45pm —
“American Literature is evaluated by the company it keeps. The community of writers published in book after book of Little Patuxent Review expands our tastes and realizes our hopes.”
Grace Cavalieri Producer/host of “The Poet and the Poem from the Library of Congress”
The Little Patuxent Review celebrates the release of Volume VI, “The Animal”, Sunday June 21, 2009 from 3-5pm, at Monteabarro Hall (Horowitz Center) at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. This reading… Continue
Added by Linda Joy Burke on June 18, 2009 at 12:26pm —