Category archives for: Community News

High Tech at Howard County General Hospital Helps Make Injections Less Scary


The Pediatric Emergency Department at Howard County General Hospital has some new technology. Did you hate needles as a kid? What about when it didn’t work the first time, so they had to try again. And again. And again. It was terrible. Now, the hospital has this tool that uses near-infrared light to detect where [...]

Free Yoga Classes


Anyone interested in Yoga should contact the Yoga Center of Columbia. They are offering more than 70 complimentary courses from Monday, July 7 to July 13. Read More >>

Part of Race Road Closed


Howard County’s Department of Public Works will begin emergency road repair work tomorrow, Thursday, June 19, that will result in the closure of a portion of Race Road in Hanover for an extended period of time. The closure, from Park Circle Drive to Hanover Road, will begin at 10:00 a.m. and is necessary to stabilize [...]

Gorman Road Improvements to Begin


“A project to realign, widen, and make improvements to Gorman Road in the vicinity of Murray Hill Road in Laurel is scheduled to begin on or about Saturday, June 21. ” Read More >>

Commission on Disability Looking for Nominees


Several categories are up for nomination in the Commission on Disability Issues including Leadership: Business, Leadership: Accessibility, Leadership: Adult, and more. Read More >>

6th Annual Womenfest


The Department of Citizens Services is holding the 6th annual Womenfest, a day especially for women that features health, wellness, nutrition, and other themes. Read More >>

15th Annual 50+ Expo


The Department of Citizen Services will be putting on its 15th annual 50+ expo on Friday October 18.  Read More >>

Deer Management Program


The Howard County Department of Recreation & Parks has announced its fall/winter schedule of managed deer hunts. The hunts will be held in an effort to help maintain a stable, balanced white-tailed deer population in our parks where deer browsing has been shown to reduce biodiversity.   Read More >>

Ulman Launches Program To Assist Howard County Swimming Pool Facilities In Need

Howard County Swimming Pool

Howard County Executive Ken Ulman today announced a package of assistance for not-for-profit pool facilities in need in Howard County, saying he believed his program of targeted resources could help those pools at risk of closing. “The weather may be cold, but we must remember that swimming is a valuable recreational activity that deserves support [...]

Oak West Drive Pond and Stream Project to Begin

Steam Project Howard County, Maryland

A Howard County construction project to retrofit an existing storm water pond and restore a stream on Oak West Drive near Cara Court in Ellicott City is scheduled to begin on or about Wednesday, January 16. The pond’s outlet structure will be replaced and the pond will be regraded to promote the infiltration of storm [...]

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