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March 14, 2010
Cheer coaches The Ellicott City Patriots Youth Football &Cheer Program is looking for volunteers to serve as head coaches, assistant coaches, stunt coaches, dance coaches, gymnastics coaches, fitness trainers and competition- level coaches. Information: Linda Lagala- Spano, 410-461-1225, or linda3at home@msn.com. Spring art classes Howard County Center for the Arts is holding registration for its visual and performing arts programs April 12 through June 13. Adult courses include beginner watercolor painting, sumi painting and knitting.
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By Natalie Sherman and The Baltimore Sun | September 15, 2014
A Pennsylvania trucking company said Monday it has opened a new facility in Elkridge, where it expects to add more than 100 jobs over the next two years. The 33,000-square-foot complex in Howard County is the only one in the Baltimore region for A. Duie Pyle, a family-owned business founded in 1924 that is looking to expand into the local market and Virginia. About 65 people are employed at the Brookdale Drive facility, most of them truckers, said John Luciani, vice president for terminals.
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NEWS
December 18, 2013
The Howard County Times is looking for a neighborhood columnist to serve the Elkridge area. Interested persons should contact David Sturm at 410-332-6526 or dsturm@tribune.com .
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By Kevin Rector and The Baltimore Sun | September 12, 2014
A 24-year-old Elkridge man was arrested Friday after police said he threw a Molotov cocktail at an Ellicott City tavern where employees had thrown him out for disorderly conduct. Kenneth Norman Conway, of the 6800 block of Sanctuary Court, was charged with arson, property damage, use of a destructive device and possession of incendiary material in the incident after an investigation led police to his house, Howard County Police said. About 35 people were inside the Diamondback Tavern in the 3700 block of Old Columbia Pike early Friday morning when Conway allegedly pulled a vehicle in front of the bar and tossed the Molotov cocktail, police said.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | May 30, 2013
A woman driving a motorized scooter on Business Parkway in Elkridge early Thursday morning was killed after being struck by a box truck, Howard County Police said. Police spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn said in a prepared statement that Brandy Copeland, 26, of Elkridge, was traveling on the scooter along Business Parkway around 6:10 a.m. when she was struck by a box truck. She was pronounced dead at the scene, Llewellyn said. The preliminary investigation indicates that Copeland pulled onto Business Parkway without stopping at a stop sign, said Llewellyn.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2014
A firefighter and a police officer suffered minor injuries amid battling a house fire in Elkridge early Tuesday morning, Howard County fire officials said. The fire department said the blaze broke out in the home in the 7300 block of Montgomery Road at around 1 a.m., with fire visible from the rear of the home and on an exterior deck. It took about 45 minutes for the fire to be declared under control. A firefighter was injured putting up a ground ladder and a police officer was treated on scene for smoke inhalation, fire department officials said.
NEWS
By Cheryl Clemens | June 10, 2014
Callie Lippert's third birthday party almost ended with a Cinderella-versus-superhero smackdown. When Marloe Lippert of Elkridge invited six of her daughter's friends over for a Cinderella dress-up birthday party, she made sure she had plenty of crowns and jewels to go around. Since it was a co-ed party, she included several superhero capes made by her neighbor Holly Hagen. “The girls loved all the princess stuff - until they saw the capes,” Lippert recalls. “They all started fighting over who was going to wear the capes, and I ended up having to put them away.
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The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2011
A 30-year-old Columbia man died Saturday after he lost control of his motorcycle and slammed into the rear of a tractor-trailer parked on Brookdale Road in Elkridge, according to Howard County police. The victim was not wearing a helmet and was not licensed to drive the vehicle, police said. The accident occurred shortly before 1 p.m. near Brookdale Road and Route 1, police said. Police said the motorcyclist, Juan Carlos Calderon Mejia, was taken to University of Maryland Shock Trauma, where he died of his injuries.
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November 24, 2011
James (Jim) H. Durfee , of Office Movers, Inc., in Elkridge, has been elected president of the Office Moving Alliance at its 2011 Annual Meeting, held Oct. 24-27, in Phoenix. Durfee will serve a two-year term at OMA, an international trade organization that boasts member revenues in excess of $780 million. Durfee will serve as President of OMA in addition to his regular position at Office Movers Inc. Ron Mason , chief operating officer, and chief executive officer Jerry Rader , both of Corridor Mortgage Group, presented a check for $7,500 to Special Olympics Howard County director Bob Baker . Corridor raised the money through a golf tournament held in October.
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By Lisa Goldberg and Lisa Goldberg,SUN STAFF | November 30, 2001
Calling his crime "diabolical," a Howard County judge sentenced Paul Stephen Riggins, the Elkridge man convicted of killing his long-missing wife, to life in prison yesterday. Before imposing the sentence and with crying friends of Nancy Lee Riggins huddled on courtroom benches, Judge Lenore R. Gelfman noted that the killing left the couple's only child, Amanda, who turns 11 tomorrow, without either parent - and friends and family without a grave to visit. "The family has no place to mourn, no sense of closure," she said.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 8, 2014
Priscilla Fuller Menzies, an equine painter whose subjects included the fabled thoroughbreds Native Dancer and Secretariat, died of complications from a stroke Aug. 24 at Gilchrist Hospice Care. The former Butler resident was 94. Born in Baltimore and raised in Pikesville and Upperco, she was the daughter of Perry Wade Fuller, a stamp and coin dealer, and Anita Sherwood Fuller, a sports enthusiast. She was a 1938 graduate of Garrison Forest School. She earned a bachelor's degree at what is now the Maryland Institute College of Art and studied with Jacques Maroger, a French-born painter who explored the own paint medium using old techniques and had been on the staff of the Louvre.
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Staff Reports, The Baltimore Sun | September 4, 2014
Howard County Fire Chief William Goddard, members of the Elkridge Volunteer Fire Department and County Council Vice Chair Courtney Watson will gather Monday, Sept. 8 at 9:30 a.m. for the groundbreaking of the new Elkridge fire station, being built on a 7.56-acre site at the corner of Montgomery Road and Bauman Drive in Elkridge. The new 33,757-foot building will cost an estimated $10 million to build, and will house fire and emergency medical services personnel and equipment. The two-story facility will feature six drive-thru apparatus bays, sleeping quarters for 23 people, a fitness training room, kitchen, dining room and other facilities, including an emergency short-term evacuation area.
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By Richard Gorelick, The Baltimore Sun | August 19, 2014
The operators of Facci , a casual Italian restaurant with locations in Laurel and Ellicott City, have opened a third restaurant in Howard County. But the new restaurant is not Italian — Pisco is Peruvian. And where there's Peruvian cuisine, ceviche is sure to be found. Pisco even has a "ceviche bar," where diners can watch chefs make 10 different fresh preparations of the marinated seafood dish. Also on Pisco's menu are Peruvian classics like charbroiled chicken; lomo saltado, a stir-fried dish with marinated strips of sirloin, served with French fries and white rice; picante de mariscos, a seafood dish in spicy cream sauce; and anticuchos de corazon o pollo, which are skewered beef hearts marinated in aji panca, a Peruvian red pepper.
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By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | July 28, 2014
Linda Ogwuazor, a Howard University student from Elkridge, packed her bags and boarded a flight to summer school this month. Her destination: Thailand, where she and other students from around the world are taking part in an international science mission. Ogwuazor, 19, is one of the students in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines in Howard's Global Education, Awareness and Research Undergraduate Program - or GEAR-UP. Funded with a $5 million National Science Foundation grant, the program began four years ago and gives students at the historically black college in Washington opportunities to conduct original research abroad.
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By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | July 18, 2014
A zoo menagerie - including a parrot, a boa constrictor and an African pygmy hedgehog - greeted 5-year-old Finn Seamans of Odenton on Wednesday when he arrived at a courtyard between two office buildings in Elkridge. But the animals, provided by the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore , were only a preview of coming attractions. This month, Finn and his parents leave for a trip to California's wine country to admire giraffes and wildebeests at an African-style preserve, thanks to Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.
NEWS
By Joe Burris, The Baltimore Sun | June 22, 2014
Four candidates in the Howard County Board of Education primary election hail from the county's northeast region, an area that historically has been devoid of board representation. Olga Butler and Corey Andrews of Elkridge, and Leslie Kornreich and Christine O'Connor of Hanover each ran in the previous election, and Kornreich has run twice. They are among 13 candidates vying for four seats on the seven-member board. The board is non-partisan and members serve at large. Candidates from other areas of the county are Bess Altwerger of Columbia; Tom Baek and Cynthia L. Vaillancourt of Clarksville; Dan Furman of Simpsonville; and Zaneb Beams, Allen Dyer, Maureen Evans Arthurs, Sandra French and Mike Smith, all of Ellicott City.
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By Gus G. Sentementes, The Baltimore Sun | February 7, 2011
A fire fully engulfed an Elkridge home Monday night and damaged adjacent houses, but no one was injured, according to the Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services. The fire broke out around 9 p.m. in the 6500 block of Grainger Court, in a two-story single family home. Two adult residents were displaced from the home and received help from the Red Cross. More than 40 firefighters responded to the fire, and investigators were working to determine its cause. An estimate of damages to the homes was not available.
EXPLORE
June 17, 2011
Elkridge-based electronics recycling company E-Structors was honored with a Maryland Green Registry Leadership Award Tuesday, June 7. The award is given to organizations that "have shown a strong commitment to sustainable practices, measurable results and continuous improvement," according to a news release from the Maryland Department of the Environment. E-Structors was able to ensure that 100 percent of the materials it recycles stay out of landfills by increasing the company's operational efficiency and taking advantage of new opportunities to recycle material such as shrink wrap and broken wooden pallets.
NEWS
By Nayana Davis, The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2014
Early one morning last week, Jack Kane was pacing around a Glen Burnie warehouse, reviewing paperwork and checking equipment to make sure everything was in order to deliver scores of voting machines to regional polling stations. Kane, 26, is the Anne Arundel County project manager for the Kane Co., an Elkridge-based firm that's transporting some 16,000 voting machines to nearly 1,800 voting centers throughout Maryland. Security is a top priority, and part of Kane's job involves making sure machines don't get tampered with.
NEWS
By Will Fesperman, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
Hours before an employee at an Ulta Beauty store in Annapolis was pepper-sprayed on Friday in a robbery, an employee at another Ulta location in Elkridge was assaulted by two women who attempted to steal items from that store, according to police. Howard County police say a woman entered the store in the 8200 block of Gateway Overlook Drive around 12:10 p.m. Friday and tried to leave with bags of merchandise. When the store manager confronted the suspect, the woman assaulted the manager, police said.
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