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Howard County Conservancy Marks 25 Years, Announces Expansion

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At an Oct. 25 event celebrating its 25th anniversary, the Howard County Conservancy unveiled a $1.8 million expansion plan that will more than double its environmental education space and increase by 50% its administrative support areas.

Bridges to Housing Stability Celebrates 25 Years

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Thirteen years ago, Joanne Smikle’s personal curiosity led her to the offices of Bridges to Housing Stability. She found that the nonprofit was making such a difference in people’s lives that she continued to be involved, and now serves as secretary on the board of directors.

Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center Reaches 15-Year Milestone

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Members and staff of the Brooklyn Park Senior Activity Center celebrated its 15-year anniversary on Friday, Nov. 20. There to commemorate the event was County Executive Steve Schuh, members of the Area Agency on Aging Advisory Council and members of the Department of Aging and Disabilities.

Incubators: Vital as Ever to Small Business

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You might hear that there are too many business incubators. Or that they cost too much to start and maintain, especially since there might not be a big payback. And that there’s no promise that all of the graduates will stay in the local market.

Howard Bicycling Advocates Mark Hard-Won Progress

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Promotion of active lifestyles has been a popular mantra in government, private and nonprofit sectors during the past few years. So much so, in fact, that pedestrian and biking amenities and facilities received ample consideration in Plan Howard 2030, the Downtown Columbia Master Plan and other more recent planning documents and guidelines established by Howard County.

Medical Marijuana Agreement: Schuh, Arundel Council Working On It

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Anne Arundel County Executive Steve Schuh has never made any bones about being dead set against selling medical marijuana. He was hoping to ban it.

ICBN Begins to Stream Benefits to Users

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In case you haven’t heard much about it lately, know that the One Maryland Inter-County Broadband Network (ICBN) has been operational since October 2013.

Historic Tubman Building Turned Over to Howard County

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Bessie Bordenave said she’s more than just pleased that Howard County Public School System Superintendent Renee Foose signed an agreement with Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman to transfer the historic Harriet Tubman School building to the county.

New APL Technology Helps Fine Tune Cellphone Alerts

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The only thing more disconcerting than receiving irrelevant emergency alerts transmitted to cell phones is not receiving the one that was highly relevant.

Columbia Festival of the Arts Brings Fresh Approach, Ideas to Area

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Under the direction of Executive Director Todd Olson, the Columbia Festival of the Arts continues to bring fresh ideas to Columbia. Proven by positive feedback from the festival’s recent British Invasion, the festival’s more frequent year ’round themed format is bringing “Arts for Every Season” to an expanding audience.

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