Category archives for: Howard Life

Family Volunteer Day


Join family and friends at the 12th Annual Family Volunteer Day, presented by Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks. This day has been designated as a time for families and friends, scouts and religious organizations to increase their sense of unity by performing tasks that will improve our community. Participants are encouraged to bring [...]

Saturday Night at the Movies – Dolphin Tale (PG)


Join the Dept. of Recreation & Parks in the Center’s comfy movie lounge for an evening filled with drama, excitement and action! Movie ticket cost is $2 for Center members and $4 for nonmembers, and includes popcorn and a drink; children 4 and under are free. Preregistration is required; to register or for more information [...]

Pooches’ Pool Party


Wrap up the “Dog Daze” of summer with this annual canine-only swim event. Pooches and their pals (the human kind) are invited to paddle and play befor the pool is closed for the summer. The County’s dog park/off-leash area rules apply and all dog handlers must be at least 18 years old. Children under 12 [...]

Wonder Walk: Geocaching: Find Hidden Treasures on the Trail


Learn how to geocache by participating in an exciting scavenger hunt. Fun for the whole family! Volunteer naturalists will assist you in learning to a GPS device to geocache. If you have a GPS unit or capacity in your cell phone, please bring with you. In case of rain, check website.

Animal Matters Board Looking for Vet


County Executive Ken Ulman is currently looking for a licensed veterinarian or veterinarian technician practicing in Howard County who is interested in serving on the Animal Matters Hearing Board. Board members are responsible for hearing and rendering decisions on appeals of citations issued for violations of animal control laws; issuing orders and declarations related to [...]

Senior Safety Awareness Day


Presented by the Ellicott City Senior Center, those interested are invited to come on out and learn the latest safety initiatives from the County’s Police Department, Department of Fire & Rescue Services and Office of Consumer Affairas, as well as the Mid-Atlantic AAA and Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration. Participants can also take a tour of [...]

Smoke Scare at Elkridge School


Deep Run Elementary was evacuated after staff reported smelling smoke around 2:30 Friday.  According to the Battallion Chief  of the Howard County Dept of Fire, Sean Utz, there was no fire.  The cause of the smoke was revealed to be an air conditioning unit.  Staff was only afforded a short break, as the chief cleared [...]

River High Student Aces the ACT


Taariq Mohammed, a 16 year old student at River Hill High School, has received a perfect score on the ACT test. This was his second time taking the test after receiving a 34 out of 36 the first time. Mohammed also has a black belt in Karate and is a varsity wrestler.

Get Active Games


Who says kids get to have all the fun? Adults 18 & over grab a group of your friends, family and co-workers and enjoy a day of fun and festivities. The Get Active Games is a 1-day event for teams of 5 to 10 players to compete in individual and team events including: 3-on-3 basketball, [...]

Howard County Housing Commission Receives A+ Credit Rating


Howard County Executive Ken Ulman announced today that the Howard County Housing Commission has received an “A+” agency credit rating from Standard & Poor’s (S&P). This credit rating, among the highest for comparable housing authorities, will give the Commission greater access to credit markets.

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