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By Mark Guidera and Mark Guidera,Sun Staff Writer | April 5, 1994
The battle for profits to be made offering kids expansive indoor fun is about to heat up in Howard County.McDonald's Restaurants has decided to launch one of its indoor play centers, called Leaps & Bounds, in Columbia.The company has bought a site in the Rouse Co.'s hugely successful Snowden Square shopping center, said Edward Ely, senior land sales and marketing director with the Rouse Co. The shopping center is located off Snowden River Parkway.Leaps & Bounds does not have a projected date for opening the new center, which will have more than 10,000 square feet filled with play equipment and activities for kids.
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By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Staff writer | December 30, 1990
Two decades of the General Electric Appliance Park East in Columbia come to an end Tuesday when the plant officially closes, but about 65 of the remaining employees will be able to continue working there for at least another year with a new employer.The employees are among about 140 workers GE laid off Friday. They have been hired by Holman Contract Warehousing, the contractor chosen to operate the center until the operation moves to Aberdeen in Harford County.Holman is based in Portland, Ore.The workers who will keep their jobs "applied with everybody else, but they had a natural priority because of their experience with GE," said Peter W. George, vice president of Holman and its 125-year old sister corporation, Holman Distribution Center of Oregon.
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May 25, 2007
Chase Brexton plans open house June 20 As part of Columbia's 40th birthday celebration, Chase Brexton Health Services will hold a community open house at its Columbia center from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. June 20. Housed in offices in Twin Knolls North, the center provides primary adult medical care, pediatric care, women's health services, mental health services, case management, counseling, testing and referral services for diverse communities. For those who are uninsured, underinsured or in need, Chase Brexton offers a sliding scale of fees and help in accessing state and federal assistance programs.
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By Sherry Joe and Sherry Joe,Sun Staff Writer | May 27, 1994
A regional oncology center created by Howard County General Hospital and the University of Maryland is set to open in Columbia in October.Yesterday the University of Maryland Medical Center announced that it has finalized an agreement with Philips Medical Systems North America, a supplier of diagnostic imaging and radiation equipment.According to the April 30 agreement, Philips will provide $10 million worth of equipment to the Howard County site and to a new University of Maryland facility in Baltimore, with about a third of the equipment to be used in the Columbia center.
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By Jill L. Kubatko and Jill L. Kubatko,Contributing Writer | December 11, 1994
The county Office on Aging has opened a new senior center in the east Columbia branch library, part of a two-year reorganization intended to improve service for the county's growing elderly population.The center, which opened Nov. 9 but will hold grand opening ceremonies tomorrow, offers recreation and and educational programs, Spanish classes, bird watching, a peer support group, health screenings, arts and crafts, and a daily lunch.The center, at 6600 Cradlerock Way in east Columbia, will be open from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday except holidays and weekends.
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By Anthony Scalfani | July 28, 2011
Say you're a teenager. It's June and summer is ready to roll around. You have a few choices. You can get a summer job, spend your summer sleeping in late and hanging at the pool, or go right back into a school building and learn more. Few would probably choose the last example. But spending the summer inside a school building is exactly what kids from the around the region are doing as part of the Columbia Center for Theatrical Arts' annual Teen Professional Theatre. And from the popularity of the program, it seems most kids couldn't imagine a better way to spend their summers.
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By Mike Bowler and Mike Bowler,SUN STAFF | March 15, 1998
THERE SHOULDN'T be a bustling Sylvan Learning Center smack-dab in the middle of Howard County, where all children are above average.Still, there it is in downtown Columbia: a Sylvan center tutoring kids in the reading, writing, math and study skills that most didn't pick up in school.The Columbia center of the Baltimore-based company is one of the 20 busiest in an international chain of 700 centers. Each week, 165 kids crowd into the bright Sylvan classrooms after school and in the early evening.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | March 4, 2002
After three years of training athletes to run faster and jump higher, the Cal Ripken Jr. Sports Acceleration Center will close this month, a spokesman for Ripken and the center said. Ripken, who owns the center, likely will re-deploy elsewhere, possibly in the baseball complex he is building in Aberdeen, the spokesman said. "We made the decision to pull in the concept," John C. Maroon said. "We wanted to do it so we can apply certain aspects of it down the road. Cal very much liked the acceleration program and how it worked with kids, and how it fit in with our youth focus."
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March 6, 2005
Applicants sought for architectural resource panel The Columbia Association is seeking applicants for at-large position on the Architectural Resource Committee. The committee develops policies and procedures for reviewing covenant violations and makes recommendations to the association's president regarding legal action to pursue unresolved covenant violations. Applicants must have a background in covenant enforcement, architecture or other related experience, and their principal residence must be on Columbia Association-assessed property.
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