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Leadership Howard County: Your Connection to the Community


Those who complete the Leadership Howard County (LHC) program often make deep and lasting connections with classmates. After they graduate, many seek to maintain those connections while learning new ways to serve the community.

FAQs About Leadership Howard County


What is the purpose of Leadership Howard County (LHC)?

Our goal is to create an active network of informed, concerned citizens to guide the future and growth of our community through the 21st century. By providing the opportunity to learn about and explore the key issues in Howard County, LHC intends to develop a diverse group of informed community trustees who can create collaborative partnerships to further common goals.

Annapolis Film Festival Shooting for Added Growth


Are you doing anything during the weekend of March 26–29?

If you’re not and you’re an independent movie buff, you just might want to check your calendar, for Thursday the 26th marks Opening Night of the third annual Annapolis Film Festival.

Food Allergies Addressed for Youngsters: Focus of Dayton Child Care Provider


For parents of young children with food allergies, one of the hardest rites of passage is that of entrusting their child to the care of another person. Something as commonplace as attending a morning preschool class can be fraught with potential hazards: snacks, cross contact with other children’s food-smeared hands or even a handful of Play-Doh could trigger a life-threatening anaphylactic reaction.

Kittleman, Farmers Discuss Agriculture’s Future in County


Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman recently met with farmers to discuss current challenges and concerns related to the future viability of farming in the county.

It’s All in the Game: Annapolis Wins Big With Military Bowl


The first few editions of the college football game that was previously known as the Eagle Bank Bowl might be called less than auspicious.

Kittleman Pledges Bipartisanship, Sustainability, New Initiatives


Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman (R) delivered his first State of the County address on Feb. 5 at Turf Valley Resort, promising a bipartisan, cooperative effort to achieve long-term sustainability and economic growth.

Biz Roundup


Grace to Separate Into Two Public Companies

Columbia-based W. R. Grace & Co. has announced that its board of directors has approved a plan to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies. The two companies, to be named prior to closing, will be “New Grace,” composed of Grace’s Catalysts Technologies and Materials Technologies business segments (excluding the Darex packaging business); and “New GCP,” composed of Grace’s Construction Products business segment and the Darex packaging business.

The Business Case for Paid Sick Leave in Maryland


This year’s flu season is estimated to cost the U.S. more than $16 billion in lost revenues and employee productivity. In order to slow the spread of viruses like influenza, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend that those of us with symptoms remain at home and away from others.

Mandating Sick Leave Is Anti-Business for Maryland


Mandatory paid sick leave laws regulate employment benefits; they require employers to provide paid sick leave to be used at the employee’s discretion. The proposed legislation in Maryland would require employers with more than nine employees to provide 56 hours (i.e., seven days) of paid leave per year and those with nine employees or fewer to provide unpaid leave.

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