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Women and Retirement: What Your Mother (Probably) Never Told You

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As news reports, surveys and even the president and Congress continually point out, all Americans should be saving and investing more money.

In Brief

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AACC Asks: ‘Do You See Drones in Your Future?’

A new series of noncredit classes that focus on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) will begin soon at Anne Arundel Community College (AACC). Participants can learn how UAS might fit with their business or organization, or their hobby plans, and the regulations and steps involved. UAS are used in agriculture, by first responders, for various geospatial tasks, for business expansion and in other industries.

Saluting Milestone Success

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25 Bridges to Housing Stability

Bridges to Housing Stability began in 1990 as Congregations Concerned for the Homeless, a nonprofit formed by a group of churches concerned about a growing county problem. It now serves about 350 households a year with counseling and financial assistance to find permanent housing.

Camp Attaway Raises More Than $36,500 at Anniversary Fundraiser

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At its first-ever fundraising event, Camp Attaway successfully raised more than $36,500 in celebration of its two decades of serving children and families. More than 160 supporters and corporate sponsors attended the Nov. 3 fundraiser at Jailbreak Brewing Company in Laurel.

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.

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