October 18, 2011
It is Thursday night and I'm reading through the article "Delegation mulls school board change, redistricting" and see the subheading "Three Congressmen for Howard?". Excuse me? No matter how the Maryland General Assembly's special session on redistricting plays out, the Columbia Flier 's subheading is just plain wrong. Over the past year, I have seen numerous uses of sexist language in the Columbia Flier. Blatant sexism has no place in the Columbia, let alone in our weekly newspaper.
May 3, 2009
Critics of a proposed 260 town-home development in Columbia's Hickory Ridge may get a second shot at scaling back the project, thanks to developer Dale Thompson's financial woes. Creditors have obtained court judgments against Thompson, a builder for 22 years, and his various companies for more than $25 million in defaulted loans, and a sale of the 30-acre Riverdale site at Route 32 and Cedar Lane could result, a lawyer for one of the creditors said. The Baltimore Sun reported last week that the well-regarded builder of upscale Howard County homes appears to be out of business.
April 5, 2009
The next important election in Howard County is less than a month away, though no public offices are at stake. The members of the Columbia Association board of directors may not draw salaries, but they, along with incoming CA President Phil Nelson, could play a vital role in plans to remake central Columbia and its aging village centers. Each of the 10 villages has one seat on the board, and half could elect new board members when the two days of voting end April 25. Three villages - Owen Brown, Town Center and Harper's Choice - have no board contest this spring, while incumbents in Oakland Mills and River Hill are running unopposed.
July 16, 2008
Hartgen heads restaurant association Paul Hartgen has joined the Restaurant Association of Maryland as president and chief executive officer. He held the same posts with the Nevada Restaurant Association and the New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurant Association, and he held a variety of managerial positions with Ashworth by the Sea Hotel in Hampton, N.H. He is past president of the International Society of Restaurant Association Executives and an...
March 23, 2008
The Harper's Choice Community Association will sponsor a "Gang Awareness-Crime Prevention Seminar" at 7:30 p.m. April 14 at Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row, in the Harper's Choice Village Center. Representatives from the Howard County Police Department's Community Resource Office will speak. There will be an opportunity to ask questions. Information: 410-730-0770. County singer to perform Saturday Howard County singer-songwriter Iris Ann Hirsch will perform "Baby Boomer Memories: Original and Classic Folk/Rock of the '50s, '60s, '70s and More" from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday March 29 at Mad City Coffee, 10801 Hickory Ridge Road.
November 30, 2007
Village residents who live near a 264-unit housing development proposed for the edge of west Columbia are fighting the project, which they say will bring too much traffic to the area and force the cutting of many trees surrounding the site. But the Riverdale development, a project of Dale Thompson Builders Inc. that is slated for a 30-acre site at Cedar Lane and Route 32 near the Middle Patuxent River, is so far along in the process that substantial changes are unlikely. "It's too late in the game for them to be challenging the zoning," said Marsha McLaughlin, director of the Howard County Department of Planning and Zoning.