October 9, 2005
Water main work to begin along U.S. 1 County workers are scheduled to begin tomorrow the replacement of about three miles of water main along U.S. 1 between Meadowridge Road and Montgomery Road in Elkridge. The project in expected to be complete in December 2006. The project is intended to improve water service in the area, which has been troubled by water main breaks because of corrosive soils in the area, officials said. "The department is aware that this project will inconvenience the driving public," James Irvin, director of the Department of Public Works, said in a statement.
September 13, 2004
Cooperative extension to hold workshop on farm equipment The Maryland Cooperative Extension and Future Harvest - A Chesapeake Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture, will sponsor a workshop and field day on choosing equipment for small farms from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday at the Central Maryland Research and Education Center - Clarksville Facility, 4240 Folly Quarter Road. The workshop, "Choosing a Tractor and Equipment for Your Small Farm," will cover the basics of purchasing new or used tractors, tillers, mowers, sprayers and other implements.
September 20, 2001
Howard Community College students will hold a program from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. today to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Students from seven countries will sing and speak about friendship, tolerance, forgiveness and unity. The program will be held in the college's Galleria, 10901 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Information: 410-772-4810.
January 23, 2000
A concert version of "The Wizard of Oz" featuring County Executive James N. Robey as the mayor of Munchkinland last night anchored Howard Community College's First Arts 2000, an all-day celebration of the arts. The event included free performances and workshops during the afternoon and a $100 per ticket fund-raising show in the evening, featuring two selections along with "Oz." "This is kind of a thank-you to the community, which has been very supportive," said Valerie Costantini, chairwoman of HCC's arts and humanities division who doubled as Miss Gulch and the Wicked Witch of the West in "Oz."
January 2, 1997
Baltimore artist Florence Riefle Bahr graduated from the Maryland Institute, College of Art 65 years ago and since then has created paintings, watercolors, collages and sketches of everything from portraits to nature studies to records of public events in which she participated. She has exhibited at both the institute and the Baltimore Museum of Art, as well as at the annual New York show of the National Association of Women Painters and Sculptors. An exhibit of her work at the Peabody Institute's Galleria Piccola contains works reflecting her long career and includes a variety of media and subject matter.
August 23, 1996
One of the county's largest black-oriented festivals will take place at Howard Community College tomorrow.Black FESTAC '96, short for Black Festival of the Arts and Culture, is scheduled to run from noon to 8 p.m. at the Galleria at the college in west Columbia.This year's festival is expected to attract more than the 5,000 people who attended last August, said organizer Christopher Onyejiaka, a Howard County substitute teacher.The free event features storytellers, musicians, artists, dancers, singers, gospel rappers and 50 to 100 vendors.