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Barn Fire: 3000 block of Rt 97 in Glenwood on July 15th

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services is reporting: "Barn fire: 3000 blk of Rt 97 in Glenwood | 2 structures (barn and green house) fully involved | smoke is visible for many miles | no chemicals or animals in barn or green house". Howard County Police is reporting: "Route 97 in the area of this fire is CLOSED....

Healthy vending machines coming to Howard County government buildings and facilities

Announced via press release: Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball announced that the Howard County Office of Purchasing has begun soliciting bids for healthy vending machines in Howard County government buildings and facilities. The bids are due August 14th and the contract will be awarded September 13th. Interested companies and vendors can bid for this contract here. “When I championed this...

Nottingham’s Tavern – Tiki Glow Party On July 20, 2019

Nottingham's Tavern in Columbia will be hosting a "Tiki Glow Party" on July 20th. Here is information from Facebook: July 20 - Tiki Glow Party Light up the night with glow sticks and black lights. Music courtesy of DJ Ahh Yeah! Drink specials and face painting! #HoCoMD #HoCoEvents #ColumbiaMD Here is the Facebook post from Nottingham's: They will have some great drink specials (noted in the...

No testimony will be heard on the Protect-This-Watershed Bill until September 2019

Howard County Council Member Liz Walsh (District 1) posted the following information on Facebook: Monday night will be the Council’s last public hearing until September. No testimony will be heard, though, on CB38—the Protect-This-Watershed Bill that District 1 pre-filed last month. Anticipating your significant interest in the bill and the potential conflict a summer-date hearing may have with your long-scheduled...

Flyer Relating To HCPSS Redistricting Seen Around Rockburn Township In Ellicott City

A flyer was shared with me relating to redistricting happening with the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS). I even read that this may have been illegally placed inside a mailbox (don't do that folks). Here is the full flyer: I am not sure if this is the first flyer stating this type of information this time around with redistricting...but...

Medical Fundraiser Party for Derek & Hatsumi Smith, Matcha Time – July 21st

Here is a great event coming up in Howard County: Medical Fundraiser Party for Derek & Hatsumi Smith, Matcha Time When: July 21, 2019 (12:00pm to 5:00pm) Where: Matcha Time Cafe (3785 Hamilton St, Ellicott City, Maryland 21043) Information from the event on Facebook: Matcha Time Cafe owners Hatsumi Watanabe-Smith and Derek Smith are stranded in Japan while Derek recuperates from the massive heart...

Will The Howard County Bag Tax Be Decided By Special Interest Groups Before The Public Has A Chance To Weigh In?

The Howard County Bag Tax...yep...one of my favorites subjects to write about on this blog. There was a meeting earlier this month and a little information was shared about it (publicly)...and wow did it hit me the wrong way. Here is the post I saw: (click image below to view post) So here is what I noticed: The Howard County...

Yard Sale, Bake Sale and Fish Fry Happening Today At Ridgely’s Run Community Center

I always enjoy promoting local events...here is one not far from home: Yard Sale, Bake Sale and Fish Fry. Here is information from the Facebook event: Bring your friends and come enjoy a fun filled, community event. This event is sponsored by Howard County NAACP. Yard and Bake Sale- 9am-1 Rain or Shine- bring your own table Reserve your spot $15- Ms Bessie...

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball and Department of Corrections Release Statements on ICE Activity

Announced via press release today: In response to concerns regarding potential ICE activity, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball has released the following statement:  “Across the nation, there is growing concern about potential raids this weekend by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) that may target undocumented immigrant communities for mass deportation. As of now, Howard County Government has not received any reports...

Howard County Department of Fire and Rescue Services continues to increase the minimum staffing for engine companies

Release: Department continues to increase the minimum staffing for engine companies. HCDFRS announces, effective immediately, the increase of three more engine companies to a minimum staffing of four firefighters. The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1710) recommends a minimum of four personnel assigned to each engine company. This increase was implemented after the findings and suggestions from the Fire Department...