Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The schools will be closed for a professional development day.
At least the local kids will be able to enjoy the beautiful spring weather expected on Thursday. All Howard County Public Schools will be closed on Thursday for a pre-scheduled professional development day.
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
CA will continue with its normal schedule after storm passes through county.
Update - 3:30 p.m. - Columbia Association will continue to resume its normal schedule, as indicated Wednesday morning. But, the following is in effect: Original Story Columbia Association issued its inclement weather policy early Wednesday morning in anticipation of the snow storm making its way across Maryland. All classes and activities before 10:45 a.m. were canceled. But after weak snowfall in the morning, CA issued another statement announcing it would resume normal operations, including classes and programs beginning at 10:45 a.m. In addition:
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Once renovations begin, the lakefront restaurant will be closed for eight weeks.
Clyde's of Columbia will close on Feb. 4 to begin $4 million in renovations and will be closed for eight weeks afterwards, according to Clyde's corporate offices. The popular lakefront restaurant announced in October it would be making improvements to the kitchen, bathrooms, decor and patio as part of the renovation process. The Tomato Palace will also be closed during renovations as it shares a kitchen with Clyde's, according to Tom Meyer, Clyde's president, who announced the renovations last year. At the time, Meyer said the restrooms at Clyde's were in "dire need" of renovations. He also said the kitchen would be expanded, the interior would be completely gutted and re-done and the restaurant plans to install a pergola on the patio. …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Construction to begin on or about Dec. 17.
A county construction project to parallel an existing sewer line along the Little Patuxent River from Columbia Road to Route 108 will close a small part of Ten Mills Road in the vicinity of Whetstone Road starting next week. County officials reported in a statement that Ten Mills Road will be closed between Columbia Road to the first intersection of Whetstone Road beginning on or about Dec. 17. Wes Daub, the project's manager for Howard County Public Works, said residents who live on Whetstone or Ten Mills Road will have to access their streets from the north, via 108. Daub said he hopes the project will be completed in about two weeks.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
Students were sent home at 9:45 a.m.
Update 4:30 p.m. The water main that broke outside Atholton High has been fixed, according to Mark Miller, a county spokesperson. Update - 2:10 p.m. The Howard County Department of Public works plans to have the water main that broke near Atholton High School back in service by 6 p.m., according to Mark Miller, director of public information for Howard County. Miller said at this time they are anticipating Atholton High will have school tomorrow. He said the main that broke is a 12-inch water main in front of the school and that the concern was that the water was begninning to undermine the road. "There is no water damage to the school, that we are aware of," said Miller. Original story - 10 a.m. Atholton High School was closed this …
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Route 32 reopened around 2 p.m. after being closed since 8 a.m. to investigate a fatal crash.
Update - 2:10 p.m. Route 32 has reopend after an approximately 6 hour investigation into a fatal crash near 108 in Clarksville, according to police. UPDATE - 11:25 a.m. The driver of the Jeep involved in Tuesday morning's crash on Route 32 has died, reported police. Michael Paul Dumonceau, 68, of Ellicott City was pronounced dead at Howard County General Hospital after being transported in critical condition, according to police. Police said Route 32 will remain closed in both directions as police investigate the crash and it is not expected to reopen for a number of hours. Original Story - 9:47 a.m. Route 32 is currently closed in both directions Tuesday morning after a flatbed truck slid from the southbound lane into the northbound and…
Thursday, November 8, 2012
A well-reviewed restaurant in downtown Columbia has shut its doors.
Red Pearl, the lakefront Chinese restaurant, has closed its doors and cleaned out its tables. A Howard Hughes Co. spokesperson confirmed Red Pearl is closed for good. Howard Hughes owns the building, but would not comment on what may be moving in next. A hostess at neighboring Sushi Sono said the restaurant packed up about two weeks ago, without indicating why. What do you think should replace Red Pearl? Tell us in comments. The restaurant, which received popular reviews from online restaurant rating sites like Yelp and Urbanspoon, was empty on Wednesday afternoon with its tables out of sight, doors locked and lights off. Red Pearl's phone number no longer rings and its website, although still up, gives no indication that they have …
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Renovations to the downtown restaurant were last done in 1985.
Clyde's president Tom Meyer announced this week $4 million in improvements to the kitchen, bathrooms, decor and patio that would take place over four to six weeks starting in January. Clyde's and The Tomato Palace will be closed during renovations, said Meyer. The Tomato Palace shares a kitchen with Clyde's. Do you think Clyde's needs to be renovated? Tell us in comments. Meyer said the restrooms were in "dire need" of renovations, that the kitchen would be expanded, the interior would be completely gutted and re-done and the restaurant plans to install a pergola on the patio. Meyer said two crews would work day and night shifts to finish the work as quickly as possible. However, the bar would stay the same, said Meyer. "The bar is …
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
All schools and offices will be closed Wednesday in Howard County for Yom Kippur.
On Wednesday, all Howard County schools and school offices will be closed for Yom Kippur. Howard County government offices, however, will be open on Wednesday. Schools will reopen at their regular times on Thursday. Yom Kippur, one of the most important holidays for Jews, is known as the Day of Atonement. According to rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld who wrote about the holiday in Tuesday's Washington Post, "Yom Kippur is a Jewish holiday that reminds us not to mistake routine for commitment. When we commit to God we have to put our heart and soul into it. We have to commit with both consistency and intensity." Yom Kippur begins at sundown on Sept. 25 and ends at sundown on Sept. 26.
Monday, May 21, 2012
"It was a big shock," says manager.
Donna's of Columbia closed over the weekend, ending a 10-year run at its location off Snowden River Parkway. The owners decided to close the restaurant after a dispute over the lease, according to Katie Houston, manager of the Columbia location. She said the owners told her on Friday that the restaurant would close on Sunday. "It was a big shock," said Houston. "That's an understatement." She said Donna's would not be reopening elsewhere in Columbia or Howard County. The restaurant opened 10 years ago this month, said Houston. The company, which also has two locations in Baltimore, announced the closing on its website with the following statement: No one answered when Patch called the business office on Monday morning. Local blog HowChow …