Saturday, March 17, 2012
A look back at the top stories of the week.
Wheatfield, Brampton Hills Move to District 2 Despite the County Council's choice of a new councilmanic map that would keep two Ellicott City neighborhoods in District 1, County Executive Ken Ulman didn't sign it into law, effectively moving Wheatfield and Brampton Hills into District 2, which is primarily made up of Columbia neighborhoods. Wilde Lake Star Once Ripped Off a Wrestling Opponent's Shoes Zach Brown, a former Wilde Lake High star athlete, may be a first-round draft pick in next month's NFL Draft. Doug Duvall, his former high school football coach, remembers some of Brown's amazing athletic feats. Funding Could Be On Its Way to Main Street in Laurel Could $300,000 in grants and assistance be the shot in the arm that Laurel's …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Family and friends of Patty Rouse gathered in Columbia Monday for a memorial service to the local icon.
Approximately 500 Columbia residents, past and present, gathered at Christ Episcopal Church on Monday to remember the life of Patty Rouse, co-founder of Enterprise Community Partners and the widow of Columbia visionary James Rouse. Born Patricia Traugott in 1927, she was raised in Norfolk, VA, and graduated from Sweet Briar College in 1948. She married Jim Rouse and moved to Columbia in 1974. Close family and friends attended a private burial after the memorial, according to the Christ Episcopal Church website. Rouse is survived by a sister, two sons, a daughter and nine grandchildren. Her husband, the developer of Columbia, died in 1996.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
A look back at the week in Howard County news.
WATCH: HCPSS School Board Election Forum Candidates for the 2012 Howard County School Board election met this week to discuss school issues and their bids for a spot on the board. Remembering Patty Rouse On March 5, Patricia "Patty" Rouse, co-founder of Community Partners Inc. and wife of Columbia founder James Rouse, died at the age of 85. She was an icon in the city of Columbia. Howard High Official Accused of Stealing Colleagues' Credit Cards An assistant principal at Howard High School is facing nearly 20 charges in three cases for credit card fraud, according to court records. Elkridge Schools Offer Help for Homeless "One of the largest groupings of homeless students" is in Elkridge, said Howard County public school official. Elkridge…
Friday, March 9, 2012
She was considered an icon in the Columbia community.
The news of the death of Patricia "Patty" Rouse, co-founder of Enterprise Community Partners and the widow of Columbia visionary James Rouse, brought an outpouring of accolades from those who knew and worked with her. She died on Monday at the age of 85. Rouse's memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at Christ Episcopal Church on Oakland Mills Road in Columbia. Rouse’s official obituary listed her cause of death as Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. She had also struggled with Alzheimer’s disease for the past 10 years. Raised in Norfolk Va., Rouse graduated Magna Cum Laude from Sweet Briar College in 1948. When she met Jim Rouse, she was working on a graduate degree in urban studies at Old Dominion University, but discontinued her studies …
Monday, March 5, 2012
The Columbia woman will be remembered as a leader in the affordable housing industry.
Patty Rouse, wife of the late James Rouse, co-founder of Enterprise Community Partners Inc. and a leading voice in the Columbia community, died Monday at age 85. The news was confirmed by a spokesperson at Enterprise in Columbia, which has offices throughout the country, and through an email sent to Enterprise employees notifying them of Rouse's death. Rouse and her husband James, the developer credited with bringing the planned community of Columbia to fruition in 1967, founded Enterprise in 1982 with the goal of helping every American live in affordable homes. Since then, the company has invested more than $11 billion in equity, grants and loans to help build or preserve nearly 300,000 affordable homes, according to Enterprise's website…