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Families from Polygons 132, 1132, and 2132 walked from their neighborhoods to Clemens Crossing Elementary school on December 8th

While the Howard County Public School System (HCPSS) redistricting decisions have been made...it is understandable that some in our county are still not thrilled with those decisions. One could easily argue that families in polygons 132, 1132 and 2132 have the most to be upset about (those with kids in elementary school right now in those polygons). Families living in...

Interesting nomination and vote for Howard County Zoning Board for 2020

The Howard County Council had a very interesting nomination and vote for Howard County Zoning Board for 2020. This has been discussed a bit in certain circles and I thought it would be a good idea to share the video of the nomination, discussion and vote. A reporter for the Howard County Times used the word "contentious" when talking about...

Fundraisers for State Senator Clarence Lam and Councilmember Opel Jones planned for this week

The are two local fundraisers (that I know about) happening this week in Howard County. December 9th Fundraiser for Senator Clarence Lam, MD, MPH When: December 9th Where: Sapwood Cellars Brewery (Columbia, MD) Cost: Tickets start at $50 and... Reception to support Opel Jones When: December 12th Where: Xenia Greek Kouzina (Columbia, MD) Cost: Tickets start at $25 ### Not sure of my full schedule this week. I know I...

Hysteria Brewing Company receives letter from NFL about unauthorized use of NFL marks on product

The NFL has sent a letter to Hysteria Brewing Company (located in Columbia, MD) regarding Unauthorized Use of NFL Marks. Here is the letter that Hysteria posted on Facebook: Noted in the letter: "It recently came to our attention that Hysteria Brewing Company ("Hysteria Brewing Co.") engaging in unauthorized use of NFL Marks, including those owned by the Ravens, on product...

County Executive Ball to Hold 1st FY21 Citizens’ Budget Hearing December 9th

Howard County Executive Calvin Ball will hold his first Citizens’ Budget Hearing for the FY2021 budget cycle on Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Banneker Room of the George Howard Building, 3430 Court House Drive in Ellicott City. “As we begin our FY2021 budget process, I encourage Howard County residents to attend our first Citizens’ Budget Hearing,” said...

HoCoBOE Chair Mavis Ellis Announces She Will Not Seek Reelection To The Howard County Board Of Education In 2020

A big announcement was made last night at the Howard County Board of Eduction (HoCoBOE) meeting...Mavis Ellis announced that she will not run for reelection to the HoCoBOE in 2020. After the first vote for chair of the HoCoBOE ended in a tie (4 to 4)...HoCoBOE member Ellis announced the following: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlIgEAen8hg Now...that did not sway the vote and the second vote...

HCPSS communication to parents wishing to opt in to the redistricting exemptions

I wrote yesterday "December 13th is the deadline for parents to opt in: 2020-21 School Placements and Redistricting Exemptions" after seeing the email sent out to parents from Howard County Public School System. I immediately began thinking how would parents that have little to no access to online resources (like email or to the website for the school system) get...

Howard Magazine Best of Howard County 2019 Results Released

This morning Howard Magazine's Best of Howard County 2019 results were released. The Baltimore Sun accepted nominations in August for Best of Howard County 2019 and ran the online survey in September. According to the Baltimore Sun "More than 38,000 votes were cast" this year. Winners were determined by popular vote. Here are a few items that caught my eye: Blog: Scott...

December 13th is the deadline for parents to opt in: 2020-21 School Placements and Redistricting Exemptions

Shared by the Howard County Public School System (see image below): 2020-21 School Placements and Redistricting Exemptions On November 21, 2019, the Board of Education finalized a decision to move more than 5,000 students to new schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Additionally, the Board voted to exempt several student groups from the redistricting decision, allowing them the option of attending...

Letter from County Executive Ball shows full support for the Talbott Springs Elementary School, Hammond High School and High School 13 projects

As a follow up to my earlier article "Will the renovations and additions to Hammond HS and Talbott Springs ES be on the chopping block again?" I was sent the following letter from Howard County Executive Calvin Ball to the Howard County Board of Education on November 27th: Dear Members of the Board of Education (BOE): On October 30, the BOE...