Sunday, October 4, 2015

In This Issue:

Plan to Close Laurel Hospital Sparks Outrage »

Citizens and elected officials packed the Laurel City Council Chamber on Aug. 10 for a town hall meeting to address Dimensions Healthcare’s plans to close Laurel Regional Hospital (LRH) by 2018.

Enchanted Forest Comes Back to Life at Clark’s Elioak Farm »

As a child, Martha Clark visited the Enchanted Forest in Ellicott City, Md., at least once a year — but she would have gone more often if she had her childhood wish. “I always wanted to have a birthday party there, but my birthday was in December [and the park wasn’t open],” said Clark.


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Latest News

BizWeekly 9/29/2015

UL’s Firefighter Safety Research Institute Joins Howard Business Community
Leaders from Underwriters Laboratory’s (UL) Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of fire safety science, and local politicians and county department heads recently cut the ribbon to the organization’s new headquarters in Columbia.
The office, which is located at 6200 Old Dobbin Lane, will serve as the hub from which all FSRI research, training and communication will be overseen. Columbia was specifically chosen as the new headquarters location to better allow FSRI to collaborate with other key organizations in the fire service community that are located in the area.
“UL is a great example of a global industry leader recognizing Howard County as an optimal location for business,”

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Guest Article

Ignite Howard County Is a Spark for Real Conversation

By Susan Kim, Staff Writer

In the lobby of the Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College, people are deep in conversations about topics that don’t usually share talking space: near-death experiences; jump roping; a sense of beauty; and whether, in fact, we all have “too much stuff.”

They’ve just attended Ignite Howard County, a fast-moving production featuring 12 speakers who talk for five minutes apiece, each with an allotted 20 slides that automatically advance every 15 seconds behind them. The speakers are a little of everything: playwrights, high schoolers, entrepreneurs, artists, wealth managers. They could well be your neighbors, but they’re up on stage talking about things they’ve probably never told you.

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