April 26, 2013
Annual luncheon The Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Awards Luncheon, at which the Association of Community Services of Howard County honors volunteers and staff for their service to the community, will be held at noon Friday, May 3 at the Ten Oaks Ballroom, 5000 Signal Bell Lane in Clarksville. For tickets and information, go to acshoco.org. Gardening volunteers The Howard County Conservancy seeks Wednesday morning drop-in gardening volunteers, from 9:30 a.m. to noon, to help maintain its thematic and native plant gardens.
February 7, 2013
As an architect who worked for the Rouse Company for 30 years and managed the design of many buildings in Town Center, I am concerned about the feasibility of the Inner Arbor Plan shown last Thursday (Jan. 31) at Slayton House. I am not opposed to the idea of building some cultural facilities in the woods, but the choice of a site, with a 55-foot change in grade elevation from top to bottom, that necessitates burying the theaters substantially underground is unrealistic. As places of public assembly it would be impossible to comply with the building code's exiting requirements in case of fire or the barrier-free accessibility requirements of the handicapped without prohibitive costs.