Tails are wagging in anticipation.
Sunday, February 24, 2013
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Organization focuses on local initiatives dedicated to reducing obesity, increasing access to healthcare.
Horizon Foundation announced Tuesday it was awarding $160,000 in grants to local programs dedicated to reducing obesity and promoting healthy lifestyles. The Columbia nonprofit awarded $40,000 to Healthy Howard, Inc. in order to help the organization direct uninsured clients to health benefits as part of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Horizon awarded $45,000 to PATH (People Acting Together in Howard) to bring together local leaders to fight sugary drink consumption, one of the leading causes of obesity, according to Horizon. In addition, Columbia Association received $40,000 to support their "Let's Get S.A.S.S.Y." after school program, which encourages students to be successful, active, smart, strong youth by making …
Thursday, September 20, 2012
Howard County teens will also have a chance to show off their singing skills.
Weather: Today will sunny with a 10 percent chance of rain, a high of 76 and a low of 58, according to the Weather Channel. Did You Know? According to FamilyEducation.com, author Upton Sinclair–who wrote the shocking book The Jungle about the meat industry–would have been 134 years old today. Do you get the daily Savage-Guilford Patch newsletter? Sign up here. Events: The road to crowning this year’s Teen Idol starts this week with the beginning of Columbia Association’s 10th annual Hear My Voice Teen Idol Competition. The first audition will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. at The Barn, located at 5853 Robert Oliver Place in the Oakland Mills Village Center. A 7K run will be held throughout Savage on Oct. 14 to raise money for upkeep of Carroll …
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Columbia Association has two movies scheduled for every week this summer.
The Summer Lakefront Festival kicked off in June, but the Columbia Association still has 21 family-friendly movies lined up for the summer evenings by the lakefront. Twice weekly, families are invited to bring snacks and enjoy some entertaining film on a big screen next to Lake Kittamaqundi for free. Glass containers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. All movies start at 8 p.m. at the Columbia Lakefront, and the next movie is Friday, July 13. Here is the list of the movies scheduled for this summer: July 13: Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (PG-13) July 16: National Velvet with Elizabeth Taylor (G) July 20: War Horse (PG-13) July 23: The Muppets (PG) July 27: The Help (PG-13) July 30: The Adventures of Tintin (PG) Aug. 3: Pirates …
Monday, July 2, 2012
The Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks will kick off the festivities at 5 p.m. and fireworks begin at dusk at Lake Kittamaqundi.
If you're thinking about heading out to Howard County's celebration of America's birthday, then make sure you plan to get there early, but not too early. Phil Bryan, special events coordinator for the Howard County Department of Recreation and Parks, said the county is expecting between 30,000 and 50,000 people to attend the fireworks at Lake Kittamaqundi in Columbia. The lakefront area will open at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, July 4, for people to begin to put breathable blankets or sheets down on the grass. At 3 p.m., people can begin to put down tarps, according to the Columbia Association. "Anything prior to that and the Columbia Association will remove them," said Bryan, who noted the CA wants to keep the grass at the lakefront healthy. …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
With thousands without power and extreme heat descending on Howard County, the Columbia Association has invited residents to use their outdoor pools for free.
The Columbia Association announced it would be allowing all Howard County residents still without power to use its outdoor pools free of charge on Saturday and Sunday. Pools are open from noon to 7 p.m. Howard County residents interested in utilizing this opportunity can check the CA aquatics website to find a pool closest to them. Also, The Supreme Sports Club is still without power and therefore will remain closed today, July 1. Howard County government has also listed a number of cooling centers on its Facebook page residents can use if they want to escape the heat: Howard County Library Branches: - Central Branch, 10375 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia, MD 21044, 410-313-7800, Weekend Hours of Operation: Sat. 10 am-6 pm and Sun., 1-…
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Photos from Columbia's birthday party at Lake Kittamaqundi Saturday, June 23, 2012.
Columbia turned 45 this week, and celebrated with a huge birthday bash at the lakefront on Saturday. The Columbia Association hosted the event which included live entertainment from various performers, clowns, baloon artists, and free cupcakes. Were you at the birthday celebration? What were your favorite moments from the party?
Monday, June 18, 2012
CA Board voted 5-4 in favor of the plan.
Sunday, April 29, 2012
A round-up of comments from stories on Patch.
We've assembled a smorgasbord of your comments from the past week: $250,000 Contract Approved for New Howard County Schools Superintendent – “Cool last name but she's making as much as MoCo Supe[rintendent] who runs a system three times the size of HoCo.” – Bill Bissenas From the Patch Facebook Page – “I guess she thinks she needs to drive a luxury vehicle around to remind people of her status as the Super. That monthly bump buys a nice Volvo sedan. And, she gets $25,000 to move ONE county away? Maybe two or three? That must be one big house with 450,000 pounds of personal belongings. Is this person married with 10 kids?” – Ted Cogdell Wine With Your Wegmans? Second-Floor Liquor Store May Be on Tap – “Beware, if you live in Columbia, you …
Monday, April 23, 2012
A sample of stories from this week in Patch across Howard County.
Neighbors Say They Feared Body was Buried in Neighborhood Elkridge residents told Patch that many people suspected the body of a woman who went missing 21 years ago was buried in the shed behind her house. That's where police found the body of Christine Jarrett last week, under a layer of concrete. Wegman's Answers Readers' Questions Will the new grocery store offer bike parking? Carry local foods? Find the answers to these questions and more. Ali Starts New Life After Charges Dropped Wael Ali said he would start a new life after prosecutors dropped the murder charge against him. Ali was accused of killing his twin brother Wasel in 2007, but his March 2012 trial ended in a mistrial after a hung jury failed to reach a verdict. Police, …