Friday, May 17, 2013
See what bargains you can find at the following yard sales, moving sales, estate sales and flea markets in Howard County this weekend. (May 17-19)
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local sales coming up over the weekend. Are you having a yard sale? Make sure you go to Events at the top of the page and click "Add an Event" to list your yard sale in the Patch for free. Check back weekly for additional bargain opportunities. Multi-Family Yard Sale (Ellicott City) Animal Advocates Annual Yard Sale (Ellicott City) Moving Sale (Ellicott City) Multi-Family Yard Sale (Elkridge) Treover Community Yard Sale (Columbia) Community Yard Sale (Elkridge) Elkridge Auto Auctions (Elkridge) Community Yard Sale (Columbia) Huge Yard Sale (Columbia) Multi-Family Yard Sale (Columbia) Multi-Family Yard Sale (Ellicott City) Check back next week for additional sales.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Wine in the Woods takes place Saturday and Sunday at Symphony Woods Park in Columbia.
Howard County's annual celebration of Maryland wine takes place this weekend. This year's event will include about 1,500 volunteers from wineries and the community, and an expected attendance of 25,000 people, according to Anna Hunter, the marketing director for Howard County Recreation and Parks. One of the new additions to this year's event is a cell phone app—available on both Droids and iPhones—that includes a map that shows where food vendors, artisans and wineries are located, as well as a schedule for the live music acts. You can download the app in the Droid or iPhone store by searching, "Wine in the Woods." Here's 10 things to know about this year's event: 1. Taster tickets are $35 if purchased in advance and $40 at the gate on …
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Michael McKenny pleaded guilty on Tuesday in Howard County Circuit Court.
A Columbia man pleaded guilty Tuesday to secretly videotaping two women inside their Ellicott City condominium and was sentenced to 11 years in prison. Police arrested Michael Stephen McKenny in October of 2012 after investigating a hidden camera found inside a Montgomery Run Road condo in Ellicott City. The investigation began in September when a 29-year-old Ellicott City woman told police she found a hidden camera in her bedroom that was focused on her bathroom. According to charging documents, the camera, which began recording when it detected movement, secretly recorded the 29-year-old and a 30-year-old roommate in their bedrooms and bathrooms. Police determined McKenny first entered the condo on June 26, then returned at least four …
Friday, May 3, 2013
See what bargains you can find at the following yard sales, moving sales, estate sales and flea markets in Howard County this weekend. (May 3-5)
Each week, Patch puts together a list of local sales coming up over the weekend. Are you having a yard sale? Make sure you go to Events at the top of the page and click "Add an Event" to list your yard sale in the Patch for free. Check back weekly for additional bargain opportunities. Multi Family Yard Sale (Ellicott City) Estate Sale (Columbia) Owen Brown Community Yard Sale (Knightwood Lane) “Huge” 6-Family Yard Sale (Ellicott City) “Huge” Multi-Family Yard Sale (Catonsville) Multi-Family Yard Sale (Elkridge) Moving Sale (Clarksville) Estate and Moving Sale (Ellicott City) Mt. Hebron Presbyterian Church Yard Sale (Ellicott City) Moving Sale (Ellicott City)
Monday, April 29, 2013
May 1, 2013 will mark the 10-year anniversary of Blair's resignation from the paper of record. Today, he works as a life coach.
In the journalism world, the names of plagiarists are noted in the industry's history. But perhaps none is as notorious as Columbia native Jayson Blair. Blair resigned on May 1, 2003 from the New York Times after a string of improper journalistic practices that the Times called "a profound betrayal of trust and a low point in the 152-year history of the newspaper." This week is the 10-year anniversary of his resignation. On Monday, he spoke with Patch about his past, what he's doing now, and how his notoriety affects his life. "A number of TV stations and newspapers have reached out to me this week," said Blair. "Most of them either want to look at what had happened or they want to look at the change in my life. I've been dodging most if …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
The Rev. Msgr. Joseph Luca said, "He is known as an exceptionally humble, gentle person with a heart for the downtrodden and the poor."
Catholics around the world and in Howard County are reacting with excitement to the news that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina has been elected pope. At 3:22 p.m. EDT Wednesday, Bergoglio, who took the name Pope Francis, appeared on the balcony overlooking St. Peter’s Square after news outlets reported that white smoke was pouring from a Sistine Chapel chimney, signaling the election of a new pope. Roman Catholic Church cardinals began meeting Tuesday at the Vatican. The 115 voting cardinals took four or five votes over two days, USA Today reported. The Guardian describes Bergoglio as "a Jesuit intellectual who travels by bus and has a practical approach to poverty." In Howard County, the news of the new pope was met with …
Friday, February 15, 2013
The store in Columbia will close on April 7.
A big banner was draped over the windows in front of the Blockbuster video store on Dobbin Road in Columbia on Friday afternoon. It read "Store Closing." The location will officially close on April 7, according to sign posted inside the store, making it the last Blockbuster in Howard County to close. The last Ellicott City Blockbuster closed earlier this year. Inside the store on Friday, a customer who was returning rentals told one of the employees she thought the store was never going to close because it was so busy and the employee responded, "I guess they just picked us." As part of the closure, DVDs inside the store are priced at $9.99 or less and pre-used video games are selling between $10 - $40. Rentals are no longer available, …
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Police said a Burtonsville man exposed himself twice inside the Mall in Columbia.
Howard County police said they arrested and charged a Burtonsville man in two reported incidents of indecent exposure at the Mall in Columbia after a mall employee spotted the man exposing himself in the food court on Wednesday night. Police said the mall employee saw the man, identified as Steven Michael Lerer, 49, of Burtonsville, standing near the food court with a jacket covering his genital area. When the man turned, the employee saw the man fondling himself and exposing his genitals, said police. The employee reported the man to mall security, who held him until police arrived, police said. Police were then able to identify the man as the person they said was involved in a Jan. 13 incident in which a man followed a group of girls …
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Help us decide which couple will win a gift card to Famous Dave's!
Tuesday, February 12
Do you and your spouse still hold hands after all these years? Do you exemplify commitment, loyalty, and friendship? Then enter Howard County's Cutest Couple Contest! If you and your partner live in Howard County, the City of Laurel, or Maryland City and would make even Saint Valentine blush, submit a photo of the two of you for a chance to win some Patch swag and a gift certificate to Famous Dave's. Just upload your image by 11:59 p.m. on Feb. 8, 2013, and don’t forget to include your names in the tagline. (You need to be a registered Patch user, log into the site, click on this story, then select "Upload Photos.") The contest begins on Jan. 18, 2013. Voting will begin on Feb. 9 and end on Feb. 13, 2013. Winners will be based on reader …
Thursday, February 7, 2013
James LeMon said the school is continuing to improve safety procedures at the school after an alleged rape occurred inside the school on Monday.
The principal of Wilde Lake High School wrote in his second letter to parents in as many days that the school is evaluating safety procedures in the wake of an alleged rape reported at the school on Monday. "We will maintain a safe and orderly environment for all students at Wilde Lake High School with our continued vigilance and alertness," wrote Principal James LeMon. He said the school will monitor the 31 cameras placed around the school as well as continue to enforce the following regulations: In his letter he also thanked the school's community for their support after the incident. "We will not let this tragic incident outshine all of the great things that go on at WLHS every day," wrote LeMon. On Tuesday, police announced they had …