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 —
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman recently announced the release of a new publication “Howard Transit – Safety Guidelines for Bus Passengers.” “Howard Transit
will carry one million passengers this year. We take the safety of each and every one of those passengers very seriously,” said Ulman.
The safety brochure, available in English and Spanish, provides guidelines on boarding and exiting the… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 12, 2009 at 6:00pm —
he Senator James Clark, Jr. Medal was awarded to Mr. and Mrs. James Moxley, Jr. by Howard Community College (HCC) during a special celebration held on Thursday, June 11, 2009 which gathered numerous friends and supporters of the college to recognize the couple’s lifelong achievements and service to Howard Community College and the community.
Mr. and Mrs. Moxley have been long-time supporters of the college and its students, supporting a… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 12, 2009 at 5:37pm —
To honor Maggie Brown’s decades of service to the Columbia and Howard County community, the Columbia Association (CA) has established the Maggie Brown Endowment Fund at The Columbia Foundation. The donor-advised fund w ill help Columbia families participate in programs for children and youth by providing support to Columbia nonprofit organizations offering activities and services for young people. As Ms. Brown said upon learning of the fund, “Youth are our replacement and we should be busy… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 12, 2009 at 5:00pm —
The Howard County Board of Education
was Master Board status at its today by Carl Smith, Executive Director of the Maryland Association of Boards of Education
. Smith presented the Board and individual Board members with plaques acknowledging the accomplishment.
The Maryland Association of Boards of Education's Master Board Program is designed to hone the skills… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 11, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Beginning on June 20, the Howard County Public School System will be switching e-communication vendors. Parents will need to subscribe to the new system directly at hcpssnews.com
The new system offers subscribers the option of receiving messages in three languages: English, Spanish, and simple Chinese. Korean will be available shortly. If you want to receive messages in Korean, sign up for… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 11, 2009 at 4:21pm —
said it is appealing the Maryland Public Service Commission's
decision requiring a pre-approval process for its pending nuclear joint venture with EDF Group
. The company said it had clearly demonstrated in proceedings before the PSC that EDF's minority investment in the company's nuclear business would be unrelated to Constellation Energy's regulated… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 11, 2009 at 4:00pm —
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman invites residents to join him for his third annual public forum where residents will have an opportunity to ask him questions, make comments or offer suggestions on any topic they choose. Executive Ulman will be joined by County department heads for this important public dialogue.
Residents who wish to speak will be asked to sign up before the event and limit their questions or comments to two minutes.… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 9, 2009 at 5:30pm —
Howard Community College alumn Paul Hajek was recognized as the 2009 “Distinguished Alumnus of the Year,” joining an elite group of HCC alumni honored for their exceptional professional and personal achievements. Hajek washonored for his achievement at HCC’s 2009 Commencement Ceremony.
Hajek earned an associate’s degree from HCC in 1987 and a bachelor’s degree in political science from UMBC. After 25 years of service to the citizens of Howard County, Hajek retired from the Howard… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 5, 2009 at 11:30pm —
The Columbia Foundation, Howard County's community foundation, announces the granting of $85,000 in project grants to 20 local charitable organizations.
HUMAN SERVICE GRANTS
The eight human service grants total $60,000 and will help support groups addressing some of the more critical concerns of the community.
Best Buddies Maryland - $8,000 to support the Howard County Middle and High School Project which pairs students who have intellectual disabilities with… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 4, 2009 at 11:00pm —
Council Bill 29
, AKA ZRA 102, was introduced at the County Council meeting on Monday night. The bill amends the Howard County Zoning Regulations, allowing Columbia Village Center property owners to petition directly for zoning changes rather than having to go through General Growth Properties. Tonight, County Council Chair Mary Kay Sigaty will discuss the bill with the Wilde Lake Village board and the public at 7:30 at… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 4, 2009 at 1:00pm —
Last night, Howard County Tourism & Promotion doubled previous years’ attendance in the tented gardens of beautiful Belmont for its annual fundraiser –SOIREE.
SOIREE’s signature entertainment is the immensely popular Dancing with Dazzling Howard County Stars. Four Howard County celebrity couples dueled on the dance floor for Tourism. The four celebrity couples represented different components of the tourism industry such as non-profits,… Continue
Added by Ilana Bittner on June 3, 2009 at 10:30am —