Tuesday, April 16, 2013
All information was provided by the Howard County Police Department.
Savage Commercial break-in – Irvine Access Floors Nothing was reported stolen, but someone cut a hole in a fence to gain access to a scrap trash receptacle at Irvine Access Floors in the 9400 block of Washington Blvd around 1 a.m. on April 13. Columbia Assault, Attempted Robbery Approximately 10 individuals approached a man who was walking in the 5400 block of Blue Heron Lane and threatened him. One of the individuals held a Taser to the man, as others attempted to take his cell phone. After a struggle, which resulted in a minor injury to the victim, the attackers fled on foot. Police located a 14-year-old male nearby the scene hiding behind a vehicle. In the same area, they located a pink Taser in a black case. The 14-year-old was charged…
On Thursday, April 18, the two sites will be united into one.
Hello there, readers! We've got a bit of Patch news to share. On Thursday, April 18, Laurel Patch and Savage-Guilford Patch will be united into a single combined site. Based on how you, our audience and advertisers, have been using both Patches, it just made good sense to merge them! Now, instead of having to check two places for the news and information you need from Laurel and Savage-Guilford, you’ll have it all in one location: Laurel Patch. (In case you're wondering, all future site URLs will start with laurel.patch.com. Any archival links beginning with savage-guilford.patch.com will be redirected to the same content at Laurel Patch.) Don’t worry: we'll still offer the same great reporting on what's happening in both towns. This is …
Matthew Winner is applying his interest in video games to pioneer new ways to teach students math.
In the middle of the library at Longfellow Elementary, a second grade student held a black Nintendo Wii controller and was swinging it methodically at a virtual ping-pong ball as it bounced back and forth on a projector screen. "Now that you've reached 20 points, you only have 30 more seconds to get as high of a score as possible," said Matthew Winner, the librarian, to the student. There were about 15 other students in the room, cheering on the young boy as the volley continued. "That's it! You're done!" said Winner, "Now note the score yellow team, 57." Nearby, the two other second graders that made up the yellow team wrote the 57 along with their other scores of 12 and 6 on pieces of paper. Then they added the scores together, for a …
Monday, April 15, 2013
Members of the HCDFRS underwent a series of training exercises this past week.
This week was one of training for Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue firefighters and trainees. On April 10, the department’s special operations team did high wire training off the I-70 bridge at the Howard/Baltimore County line. On April 8, trainees participated in a demolition burn at a wooded property off of College Avenue in Ellicott City. The buildings were donated to the fire department by the property owner, according to Battalion Chief Eric Proctor. The photos above are from the Department’s Facebook page and they document the high-wire training and the controlled demolition burn.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
Firefighters in Howard County this week underwent a series of training exercises.
This week was one of training for Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue firefighters and trainees. On April 10, the department’s special operations team did high wire training off the I-70 bridge at the Howard/Baltimore County line. On April 8, trainees participated in a demolition burn at a wooded property off of College Avenue in Ellicott City. The buildings were donated to the fire department by the property owner, according to Battalion Chief Eric Proctor. The photos above are from the Department’s Facebook page and they document the high-wire training and the controlled demolition burn. See related links: Firefighters Burn Houses in Ellicott City for Training
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
The throwback drive-in burger joint is moving in on Route 40.
Yes, it’s true. Sonic is coming to Elliott City. The fast food chain, known for keeping the drive-in, car hop and mixed fountain drink alive, will be moving in to 10164 Baltimore National Pike, at the site formerly occupied by 84 Lumber. When is it coming? “Well, given that this is now my fourth development project, I’m very reluctant to put a date out there,” said franchisee David Crocetti, who lives in Ellicott City. “It would be great if we could be open by the end of summer,” he said. Crocetti owns Sonics in Randallstown, Baltimore city and Edgewater, so he knows these things take time. Once the restaurant does open, it will feature throw-back style fast food, the restaurant’s signature car ports, and something a little different. “…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Here are 10 Blossoms of Hope sites to visit once Howard County's cherry blossoms begin to bloom.
For those that would rather stay close to home in Howard County, there will be plenty of local locations to view cherry blossoms. Each year, and usually about two weeks after the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., Howard County hosts Blossoms of Hope, which features 1,600 cherry trees throughout. Howard County can expect peak blooms two to three weeks after the cherry blossoms in D.C. bloom, which began late last week. Here are 10 locations in Howard County where cherry blossoms are either blooming or being planted. 1) Cherry blossoms will bloom at Lake Elkhorn, a public planting location hosted by The Columbia Association. Lake Elkhorn, which is 37 acres, was built by the Columbia Association in 1974. It’s located in …
Saturday, April 6, 2013
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Friday, April 5, 2013
Medical marijuana and decriminalization of small amounts of the drug are issues currently being debated in the Maryland legislature.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman said in a statement he supports medical marijuana, but through a spokesperson said he has not taken a position on marijuana decriminalization legislation. Ulman is rumored to be a contender for the governor's office in 2014, although he has not formally declared his candidacy. Due to term limits, he is prohibited from running for a third term as Howard County Executive. He has previously weighed in on state and national issues like economic development, gun control and gay marriage. Currently, the Maryland legislature is debating two different bills involving marijuana use in the state. One, which passed the state Senate in March, would decriminalize up to 10 grams of marijuana and make possession of this…
Thursday, April 4, 2013
The restaurant opened March 15.
While east Columbia boasts popular Indian restaurants like Royal Taj and House of India, getting a curry fix can be difficult on the west side. That changed last month when Curry and Kabob opened in Wilde Lake Village Center on March 15. Located next to The Melting Pot and Bagel Bin, the restaurant offers both Indian and Nepalese cuisine. "We've been doing well," said owner Chandra Chhantyal on Wednesday, about the restaurant's first 15 days in business. Business is likely to pick up soon. On Wednesday local food blog HowChow published a review saying, "it's a talented kitchen in a personable restaurant." The restaurant offers Indian signatures like chicken tikka masala ($14.95), lamb curry ($15.95), and garlic naan ($3.50); but also …