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February 27, 2005
The Wilde Lake Community Association is seeking candidates for five seats on the village board and one on the Columbia Council. The positions are all for one-year terms, starting May 1. Nominations will be accepted through March 16. Interested residents can pick up a nomination package at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. Information: 410-730-3987. 6-week classes offered in knitting, crocheting The Harper's Choice Community Association will offer a six-week class in knitting and crocheting from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursdays, starting this week, in Kahler Hall, 5440 Old Tucker Row. Bring needles and yarn.
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March 8, 2013
It was encouraging to read that the revitalization of the Wilde Lake Village Center will be shortly under way and will include a new and improved David's along with a CVS (Feb. 28).  I did find the comment attributed to Kimco Realty's Vice President of Acquisitions and Development, Geoff Glazer somewhat concerning. The article stated that Mr. Glazer believes David's and the new CVS will present residents the choices of a traditional grocer.  Perhaps Mr. Glazer does not realize that the true gem of the Wilde Lake Village Center, past, present and hopefully future, is Today's Catch.  Based on  this article and the way Today's Catch was mention almost as an afterthought, it appears that the importance of this store to the community is lost on Kimco.  For years, residents had the convenience of doing their basic grocery shopping at Giant and walking next door to Today's Catch for the best fish and seafood in town.  If Kimco is even remotely interested in creating a complete grocery store experience for the community, they will make sure that Today's Catch is as easily accessible to David's as it was to Giant and will do everything within their power to make sure that this store succeeds in their new Village Center.
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | July 5, 1996
NationsBank plans to close its branch in Columbia's Wilde Lake Village Center this fall, leaving the new town's original village center without a bank for the first time in more than 25 years.NationsBank plans to renovate a nearby branch in the Harper's Choice village.An official from the Rouse Co. -- which owns the Wilde Lake center -- said the company is searching for a new bank to take the departing branch's place.NationsBank also plans to pull its automated teller machine out of Wilde Lake, said Marny Needle, the bank's senior executive for Howard County.
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February 20, 2011
Who among us has not been lost in Columbia? The planned Howard County community has much to offer — if only we could find it. There is commerce there, but it is tucked away in well-camouflaged pockets. These can be discovered by the cognoscenti, but for the uninitiated is a struggle. Signage — the traditional method of giving the populace a clue as to where the dentist's office, the pet store or the shopping center is located — is minimal. Since Columbia's birth in 1967, its rulers, guarding against garish commercialism, have prescribed signs that favor tasteful discretion over utilitarian illumination.
NEWS
August 12, 2007
The Wilde Lake Village Board is increasing its membership to seven members from five. Those interested in serving on the board for the rest of the 2007-2008 term can pick up an application at the front desk at Slayton House on Wilde Lake Village Green. The application deadline is Sept. 27. Interviews are to be held Oct. 1. Information: Bernice Kish, 410-730-3987. Giuliano to host film series Mike Giuliano, an arts writer who teaches film history at Howard Community College, Maryland Institute College of Art and elsewhere, will be the host next season for the Slayton House film series, Marvelous Movies & More.
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November 26, 2006
The Wilde Lake Village Board is seeking applicants to fill a board vacancy for 2006-2007. The appointee will hold office until the next village election in April. Applications, which must be submitted by Dec. 14, are available at Slayton House in Wilde Lake Village Center. Information: 410-730-3987. Flute Cocktail to perform Friday Oakland Night Music Series, an informal venue for local musicians, will present a holiday performance by the ensemble Flute Cocktail from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday in the ballroom at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road.
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By Alisa Samuels and Alisa Samuels,SUN STAFF | September 11, 1996
Concerned about the future of the Wilde Lake Village Center, some of the aging center's merchants are urging the community to help lure specialty shops to fill five vacancies there -- six vacancies when it loses its longtime bank branch next month."
NEWS
December 17, 2006
In response to the closing of the Giant Food store in the Wilde Lake Village Center, the village's board has established the Wilde Lake Village Center Partnership Committee and is seeking volunteers to serve on it. An initial meeting is to be scheduled for next month. Information: Vince Marando, 410-730-1821. Free concert set at Historic Oakland Town Center Community Association will sponsor another event in its Oakland Nights Music Series from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Jan. 12 in the ballroom at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road.
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By Laura Cadiz and Laura Cadiz,SUN STAFF | June 24, 2005
Since the 1970s, two specialty natural food and produce markets have been a staple in Columbia's Wilde Lake village. Produce Galore and David's Natural Market have expanded from modest 1,000-square- foot stores over the years by acquiring space that became available next to them. In the process, the two outlets have become Columbia landmarks. But with residents requesting specialty food markets such as Whole Foods or Trader Joe's as part of the redevelopment of Town Center, it is unclear where a smaller, locally owned specialty food store would fit in. Columbia's main grocery stores - Safeways, Giants or a Food Lion - are in the nine village centers.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,SUN STAFF | July 29, 2005
When Barbara Reed's family moved into a subsidized Community Homes townhouse in Columbia 31 years ago, she personified a key Rouse Co. goal - to build a town where people of all income levels could live. Reed and her husband both worked, she for Social Security, and her husband, Arthur, for University of Maryland Hospital. They wanted to move from Baltimore to Howard County so their 9-year-old daughter could attend school here, Barbara Reed said. "I had been driving back and forth out there, looking at the area.
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By Larry Carson | larry.carson@baltsun.com and Baltimore Sun reporter | January 12, 2010
Crafting plans to remake the ailing Wilde Lake Village Center and winning approval for them will "take every bit of two years" before any actual work can begin, according to Geoffrey Glazer, vice president of Kimco Realty, the center's owner. In the meantime, he said, the still-developing overhaul of Columbia's nearby Town Center area into an urbanized downtown is making it virtually impossible to attract new merchants to the town's oldest — and now partially empty — village center, roughly a mile away.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,larry.carson@baltsun.com | September 6, 2009
The Wilde Lake Village Center is the prime guinea pig for change after the Howard County Council voted this week for a new zoning process to redevelop Columbia's aging village centers, but no one knows what the result will be. The planned town's oldest retail center stands half-empty now, since a small Giant supermarket closed three years ago followed by Produce Galore and several other tenants. But Kimco Realty, the center's owner along with five others, no longer has a firm idea for what to do with it. Kimco Vice President Geoffrey Glazer made it clear after Tuesday night's County Council vote that this time he will be coming to the residents for a discussion, not presenting them with a plan.
NEWS
May 17, 2009
Slayton House Conservatory Camp, to be held at Slayton House in the Wilde Lake Village Green, has announced the appointment of Nathan Rosen, a teacher at Atholton High School, as its new director. Rosen has been teaching and directing plays and musicals at Atholton since 1997. He is a graduate of St. John's College in Annapolis and holds a master's degree in theater arts from the University of Maryland, College Park. The Conservatory Camp is open to experienced drama students in grades eight through 12 by audition.
NEWS
January 11, 2009
Investigator Lila Boor of the Howard County Office of Consumer Affairs and Pfc. Holly Burnham of the Howard County Police Department will speak about telemarketing fraud and weapons of fraud from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at Slayton House on the Wilde Lake Village Green. They will discuss Internet safety from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Feb. 17 at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, and home repair fraud March 17 at Slayton House. The presentations, sponsored by the Town Center and Wilde Lake community associations, are for ages 50 and older.
NEWS
December 14, 2008
The American Association of University Women will meet at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 10 at Clyde's Restaurant in Columbia. The group will discuss the book We Are Our Mothers' Daughters by Cokie Roberts. Current and prospective members are invited to attend. Information: jenniferingram@comcast.net or 410-740-4276. Army Field Band The U.S. Army Field Band will perform a saxophone recital at 3 p.m. today in the ballroom of Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia. The program is free, but seats should be reserved: 410-730-4744.
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By Jonathan Pitts and Jonathan Pitts,jonathan.pitts@baltimoresun.com | December 7, 2008
Devotees of James W. Rouse, the urban planner who spearheaded the founding of Columbia more than 40 years ago, can be prickly about change, especially if they fear it might compromise the legendary founder's ideas. But if testimony at a public hearing last week is any indication, the planned community's residents are receptive to a proposed amendment that would alter the process by which village centers - linchpins of the town Rouse conceived and designed - can be modernized. "No one really seems to oppose [redevelopment]
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By Dan Morse and Dan Morse,SUN STAFF | July 23, 1997
Another community association has weighed in with its objections to a proposed gated community just west of The Mall in Columbia.The Wilde Lake Village Board took an official position Monday night, stating that the planned condominium project "sets a negative precedent which is inconsistent with Columbia's mission and goals."Previously, the Town Center Village Board had objected to the plans to encircle the 108-unit project with a 6-foot-high fence.Critics of the fence have said it clashes with the vision of James W. Rouse who founded Columbia more than 30 years ago with the intention of residents of different incomes living side-by-side.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | October 8, 1997
The revitalization of the aging Wilde Lake Village Center continues with the opening of two stores -- a hair salon and meat shop.Omaha Steaks took the spot of an ice cream shop, and Great Clips moved into a portion of a former High's convenience store in the village center on Lynx Lane.Columbia officials say renovations to Produce Galore, a food store, and David's Natural Market, a health store, will be finished by December, and Streamer's, a cake shop, will open at the end of this month.
NEWS
November 23, 2008
The Hickory Ridge Community Association will hold a Holiday Craft Shop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. today at Hawthorn Center, 6175 Sunny Spring. Admission is free. Information: 410-730-7327. Traffic study Marty Wells of Wells and Associates will discuss the traffic study of General Growth Properties' General Plan for downtown Columbia at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Town Center Community Association's village board meeting. Meetings, which are open to the public, are held at Historic Oakland, 5430 Vantage Point Road, Columbia.
NEWS
August 17, 2008
In March, Kimco Reality Corp. announced a plan to raze and rebuild much of the Wilde Lake Village Center, adding 500 apartments. The Village Board, residents, and other interested parties expressed many concerns. On Aug. 4, Kimco presented the same plan at a Village Board meeting and received many of the same objections. The plan is based on demolishing the present commercial buildings. This would displace the present tenants and jeopardize their livelihoods. The needs of the local residents are being dismissed.
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