May 3, 2013
Church celebration A service to celebrate St Peter's Episcopal Church's 172 years of service to the community and give thanks for the lives and ministries of the late Rev. Dr. Mary-Marguerite Kohn and Brenda Brewington will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 5, at 3695 Rogers Ave. An ice cream social takes place prior to the service from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Open to all. Information: 410-465-2273. Around town Blood pressure screenings Stop in from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesdays at the Ellicott City Senior Center, 9401 Frederick Road, for free blood pressure readings by a registered nurse.
May 2, 2013
An Ellicott City seventh-grader has a shot at having her artwork grace Google's homepage. Lauren Shen, who attends Burleigh Manor Middle School, found out this week that her drawing will represent Maryland in the sixth annual Doodle 4 Google contest . More than 130,000 students from across the country in kindergarten through 12th grade entered. The theme was “My Best Day Ever...” “My doodle expresses the theme because the day I arrived in Taiwan was my best day ever,” Lauren told Google.
April 26, 2013
Jason Kalirai doesn't just reach for the stars. He pulls them close and studies them — and encourages others to do so as well. Kalirai, 35, is an award-winning astrophysicist at the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore. For two years, he worked with the Hubble Space Telescope, the most powerful telescope in history, and for the past 2 1/2 years has been the deputy project scientist developing Hubble's successor, the James Webb Space Telescope, which will be 100 times more powerful than Hubble.
April 22, 2013
An Ellicott City man died over the weekend after an accident on the Tough Mudder obstacle course in West Virginia, the first such death in the three-year history of the outdoor run that bills itself as "probably the toughest event on the planet. " Avishek Sengupta, 28, was with a half-dozen friends on the course Saturday when he encountered the "Walk the Plank" obstacle, in which participants jump into a deep pool of muddy water 15 feet below a wooden platform. Sengupta jumped in but did not resurface and was later flown to Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, Va., where he was taken off life support Sunday.
April 18, 2013
The following is compiled from police reports. Ellicott City Town and Country Boulevard, 8700 block, 11 p.m. April 9. While making delivery, pizza delivery person was approached by two men. One blocked pathway driver was walking on that led to building. Men stole portion of food order and walked away. Elkridge/Jessup Washington Boulevard, 6300 block, 4:21 a.m. April 14. Rock used to smash front glass door of Nail Salon. Cash from desk drawer and nail polish bottles, which were mounted on the wall, were stolen.
April 16, 2013
Main Street is finding its inner peace. After opening Gogo Guru, a women's yoga and fitness clothing shop, in Historic Ellicott City in November 2012, Hilary Brich expanded her operation with a yoga studio in February. Brich's original plan was to simply provide the shop's patrons with information about where in the neighborhood they could practice yoga. But with most of the studios being more than a few miles away, she noticed a problem. “People kept asking where to do yoga but didn't want to go farther away than they had to,” says Brich.