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 …
Monday, January 14, 2013
A ribbon cutting for the new building took place on Monday morning.
William Fisher, the director of cardiovascular technology, stood in the middle of his new classroom inside the new health sciences building at Howard Community College. He was showing people on a tour the new emergency room-like suite, the training beds, the shiny floor and all the new space he has. "Before, we were training in a classroom a quarter of the size of this," said Fisher. "This will be a whole new level of training." Local political and educational leaders gathered with students and residents at the ribbon cutting for Howard Community College's new $50.7 million Health Sciences Building. "It's a student-centered building," said Georgene Butler, president of health sciences at HCC, "and we're well-poised for continued growth…
Sunday, December 2, 2012
The firm even took into account the cost of caring for his reindeer.
Bill Gates, with an estimated net worth of $66 billion, could be Santa Claus one year and still have about $20 billion left over, according to calculations done by a Mid-Atlantic accounting firm. ParenteBeard, a regional accounting firm with locations in MD, PA, NY, NJ and DE, took a number of expenses into account when estimating Santa's operating cost including elf overhead and reindeer costs. In the end, they determined "Santa Inc." has an annual operating cost of about $42.3 billion based on the following calculations: The only thing they may have forgotten is that kids these days want $300 electronic gifts!