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Summer Concert Series Kicks Off Fort Meade


The annual Fort Meade Summer Concert Series will take place during the first four Saturdays in August at Constitution Park on Fort Meade. All shows start at 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

The Maryland Horse Industry: Back in the Running


Maryland is known as the “Old Line State” and “America in Miniature.” Those are memorable nicknames, true; but the state doesn’t really have a catchy slogan.

On that note, consider this: If Virginia is for Lovers, Maryland should be for horses.

New Mental Health Initiative Announced By Howard County


A new initiative aims to offer Howard County residents new resources and better access related to mental health.

Exploring Technology Use in Multigenerational Workforce


Workers from multiple generations sharing ideas and experiences hasn’t been much of a problem over the years.

The recent magnitude of advances in communications technology, however, has widened some aspects of the generation gap, evidenced by workers familiar with telegrams sharing space with colleagues who have no idea what life was like before texting and Wikipedia.

APL Candidate Advances in NASA Space Apps Challenge


The Space Apps Challenge, an international mass collaboration effort led by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), is helping harness the world’s collective brainpower to bring open source solutions to global needs.

Hogan Still Debating Hotel Tax


Gov. Larry Hogan is now wrestling with the issue many legislators debated this session: Are online travel agents paying the full sales tax owed to Maryland?

Local Food Growers Could Benefit From Top Down Support


The local food movement satisfies a lot of cravings shared by growers, restaurateurs, diners and consumers. It’s now firmly on the radar screen of lawmakers and policy architects, as well.

Biz Roundup


Wood Partners Break Ground at Columbia Mixed-Use Development

Wood Partners is set to break ground at Alta Wilde Lake, an approximately $45 million, 230-unit multifamily community on 2.79 acres in downtown Columbia, that will be a key component of the redevelopment at Wilde Lake Village Center. Apartments will be available for lease in summer 2016.

Farmers Markets: Growing Community Centerpieces


Farmers markets have grown in recent years to become community centerpieces — and community centerpieces and a part of the American fabric. According to the United States Department of Agriculture, such markets provide a venue where one may find local, farm-fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, cheeses, eggs, baked goods and more.

Seven New Retailers, Restaurants Opening at Towne Centre at Laurel


Seven new stores and restaurants are celebrating openings this spring and summer at Towne Centre at Laurel, the $130 million redevelopment of the former Laurel Mall site. The new tenants include the following.

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