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March 15, 2004
Centennial Lane Elementary, one of six Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools, hoisted a flag Thursday in celebration of its achievement, an honor that the state bestows on schools for outstanding academic achievement. In the morning, kindergartners and first- and second-graders circled the flag pole while interim Howard County schools Superintendent Sidney L. Cousin and school board members helped to raise the flag, said Principal Robert Bruce. The flag, awarded March 8 in Annapolis in a ceremony honoring the six schools, shows the design of the Maryland flag on one half and the words "Blue Ribbon School" on the other.
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April 2, 2012
• The most speeding cases since the county began its speed camera program four months ago have been in Columbia on Tamar Drive, near Jeffers Hill Elementary School; in Columbia and Ellicott City on Old Montgomery Road, near the Maryland School for the Deaf; in Ellicott City on Centennial Lane, near Centennial High, Burleigh Manor Middle and Centennial Elementary; and, on Rogers Avenue near Hollifield Station Elementary. • The fewest cases of speeding, meanwhile, have been in Clarksville on Route 108, near Clarksville Middle; in Columbia on Oakland Mills Road, near Guilford Elementary; in Ellicott City on Stonehouse Drive, near Hollifield Station Elementary; on Route 103, near Ellicott Mills Middle; and, on Folly Quarter Road, near Glenelg Country School.
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By Diane Mikulis and Diane Mikulis,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 30, 2000
A little more than 20 years ago, Centennial Lane in Ellicott City was merely a connecting road between U.S.40 and Route 108. The narrow road passed through farmland, pastures and meadows. Today, Centennial Lane is the main thoroughfare that goes through some of Howard County's most popular communities. During the past two decades, the road has been widened, and curving streets branch off, leading to dozens of quiet cul-de-sacs. Hundreds of homes have been built in several subdivisions.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | December 15, 2011
Frances Louise German, a homemaker and volunteer who enjoyed collecting antiques, died Monday of heart failure at Morningside House, an Ellicott City assisted-living facility. The longtime Howard County resident was 91. The daughter of a farm laborer and a homemaker, Frances Louise Porter, who never used her first name, was born in Woodbine, Howard County. She attended a two-room schoolhouse in Woodbine, and later continued her education at a school in Lisbon. Her formal education ended in the ninth grade when she was attending Sykesville High School.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Staff Writer | October 18, 1993
Twenty years ago, Centennial Lane Elementary School was surrounded by woods, meadows and a cornfield. There was no such thing as a computer center, and classes there often had fewer than 25 students.Now, the Ellicott City school is surrounded by houses and has an addition to absorb an ever-increasing number of children.To celebrate the 700-student school's 20th anniversary, students, parents and staff held a two-day party Friday and Saturday, with cake, games, and a karaoke, Japanese-style sing-along.
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By JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV and JOHN-JOHN WILLIAMS IV,SUN REPORTER | July 23, 2006
The minute the doors closed at Centennial Lane Elementary School last month, a small army of construction workers invaded half of the building, embarking on a 10-week journey to equip the school with systemic renovations in time for the beginning of the academic year next month. "They literally came in at 4 p.m. that afternoon," said Robert Bruce, principal at Centennial Lane. "They tore out everything within a week and a half. It was like an empty shell." Since 1992, the Howard County school system has completed about 45 similar projects in its schools with the same frantic pace.
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By Tawanda W. Johnson and Tawanda W. Johnson,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 6, 2004
Centennial Lane Elementary always has been a "Blue Ribbon" school, according to its principal, Robert Bruce, who has worked at the school for five years. He says so because for years the school has consistently maintained high test scores, along with a dedicated staff, parents, teachers and business community focused on "whole-child" learning. Whole-child learning does not focus only on academics. It takes into account other aspects of education, including extracurricular activities that help children become productive citizens, Bruce said.
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By Alice Lukens and Alice Lukens,SUN STAFF | January 9, 2000
When the Rev. Danny M. Crow became senior pastor of Covenant Baptist Church a little more than a year ago, he had no idea he would be caught up in a controversy that would create rifts among him, the community and his right-hand man. Darrell Baker, the longtime senior associate pastor at the church, fought with neighbors and county officials who were opposed to the church's plan to build 90 housing units for senior citizens and a related complex on...
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | June 22, 2003
After 31 years of teaching Howard County elementary-schoolers - notorious for trading germs like baseball cards - Herb Hayes retired Friday having never taken a sick day. Never. "That's uncanny," said Robert Bruce, principal of Centennial Lane Elementary School, where Hayes taught for 23 years. "That's a Cal Ripken kind of thing." Hayes, 58, acknowledges he has missed work because of jury duty (twice), but was never under the weather enough to stay home - or to justify having to draw up lesson plans for a substitute.
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By KAREN NITKIN and KAREN NITKIN,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 2, 2005
Several pupils, in kindergarten through second grade, stood on the stage at Centennial Lane Elementary School trying to twirl "poi balls," just as they had seen Kathleen Haller demonstrate. Haller, who was giving a presentation Thursday at the school on Hawaiian culture, dance and music, made it look so easy. She simply held one poi ball by the string in each hand and twirled them at her sides and even over her head. Her son, Tom Haller, 20, who was helping out with the show, did an even faster and more elaborate demonstration with the poi balls, which are used in Hawaii for dance and exercise, Haller explained.
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August 26, 2011
I have lived off of Centennial Lane for over 20 years. I sent three children to Burleigh Manor Middle and onto Centennial High. We did not need a traffic light in front of the schools. Now tens of thousands of comuters will need to leave 10 minutes earlier for work because of this light. All this money spent in the worst economy in 80 years to satisfy yuppie parents who feel their offspring are too good to ride a school bus or walk two blocks. Dennis Smith Ellicott City
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | August 22, 2010
Motorists expecting to use Route 108 and nearby roads in Columbia on Sunday, Aug. 22, may run into major delays from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. because of the Iron Girl Triathlon race, which is expected to attract about 2,000 people. Howard County police warned that Route 108 westbound will be closed to traffic between Ten Mills Road and Centennial Lane. Southbound Centennial Lane from the Centennial Park entrance to Route 108 will also be closed. Police will be posted on the bicycle course portion of the event.
NEWS
April 4, 2010
The Columbia Association Teen Advisory Committee and Howard County Library will sponsor a college fair from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. April 13 at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane in Ellicott City. Representatives from more than 80 schools will be present. The event is free. For more information, call 410-715-5523.
NEWS
November 29, 2009
Event with chorus lines, singing and holiday lights takes place at 7 p.m. Thursday-Friday in the auditorium at Centennial High School, 4300 Centennial Lane. Tickets are $10. Call 410-313-2856 for more information.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | December 4, 2008
More than 60 people eager to learn more about the proposed $300 million Erickson retirement village proposed for Doughoregan Manor showed up before the official 6 p.m. start time at Ellicott City Senior Center on Tuesday night. "I want to see what's going on and what they're doing," said Paul Martin, 77, who came with his wife, Jean. Like many others, they were curious about the 1,500-unit project and whether they might want to live there one day. The Martins live across Frederick Road from the 153 acres Erickson Retirement Communities has contracted to buy from the Carroll family's historic estate, they said, and after 53 years in their house, they're thinking of moving to the retirement community, if it's built.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | November 30, 2008
In preparation for its first general public meeting on plans to build a senior-housing complex on the edge of historic Doughoregan Manor, officials of Erickson Retirement Communities have spent weeks building support for the project by meeting with leaders of several area community groups. Erickson's preliminary concept plan is scheduled for an open house-style presentation from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the county's Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road. In recent weeks, the company has been dropping in on groups and laying out some of the parameters of the project.
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By Kevin Van Valkenburg and Kevin Van Valkenburg,SUN STAFF | August 23, 2000
When James Carlan closes his eyes and thinks about the future, he sees soccer balls blasted across blue skies. He sees wide-open fields with freshly cut grass, smiling 12-year-old strikers running sprints while soccer moms and soccer dads ignite the sidelines with cheers. But in the present there are still zoning rules, traffic concerns and piles of paperwork between him and his dream of a 10-field soccer complex in Ellicott City, on Columbia's northern edge. Carlan, the president of Soccer Association of Columbia-Howard County, said Monday that an agreement has been reached with Covenant Baptist Church to pay as much as $1.5 million for 52.4 acres near Centennial Park to create the complex.
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