The celebrity chef will be signing copies of his barbecue book.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The restaurant re-opened Monday after undergoing $4 million in renovations.
Clyde's of Columbia re-opened Monday after undergoing $4 million in renovations over the past three months. The new space has an updated interior, renovated restrooms and an upgraded kitchen. The restaurant began renovations after announcing a new 10-year lease with Howard Hughes Co. at the location on the Lakefront. Clyde's posted the above photos on the restaurant's Facebook page. Have you been to Clyde's since it re-opened, what do you think of their renovations?
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The fourth contested seat in Long Reach will not be decided until next weekend.
Here's how the village elections went on Saturday, according to Explore Howard: Wilde Lake: Challenger Nancy McCord beat incumbent Regina Clay. Oakland Mills: Incumbent Alex Hekimian beat challenger Julia McCready. River Hill: Incumbent Michael Cornell beat challenger Clayborne Chavers. The fourth contested election, in Long Reach, will not be decided until after next week due to problems with absentee ballots.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Study shows home values in Columbia's villages rose 82 percent since 2000, but were highest in 2007, the year before the housing market crashed.
The good news in Columbia Association's recently released real estate study is that home values in Columbia's villages increased by 84 percent between 2000 and 2010. That increase was just above the 82 percent increase in home values countywide, during the same 10-year period. The increases, however, were tempered by the housing spiral, which began in late 2007 and continued to erode home values nationally until 2010. During that period, home values in Columbia dropped by about $40,000 on average, according to the CA study. By 2010 the average home value in Columbia was $326,516 compared to $374,560 in 2007. Check out the graphs and charts above for more detailed information. Among the Columbia villages, Hickory Ridge's homes are the most …
The project to extend water and sewer mains between Eliot's Oak Drive and Centennial Lane is ongoing, says county official.
Residents traveling during the day on MD 108 near Clark's Elioak Farm have likely noticed the construction going on nearby due to the road being shifted to a single lane. Expect that to continue between Iron Bridge Wine Company and Eliots Oak Road until the end of May, according to Paul Di Marco, a project manager for Howard County Public Works. Flagging operations will continue from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. as construction takes place near the westbound lane, according to Di Marco. The project, which began in November of 2012, is extending water and sewer service along the street. In a November press release, county officials said the project was scheduled to be completed by early March 2013, but it's still underway. The delay was caused by the…
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
Columbia Association announced Tuesday the parking lot will re-open on April 20.
Columbia Association announced Tuesday that the parking lot next to Lake Elkhorn off of Broken Land Parkway is finished being restored and is set to re-open on April 20 after dredging was completed at the lake in February. The parking lot was home to several pieces of large machinery during the dreding process. Elkhorn was the last of Columbia's three man-made lakes to finish the dredging process. Lake Kittamaqundi was finished in January of 2012 and Wilde Lake was completed in July of 2012. Sign up for the Columbia Patch newsletter here and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for instant news updates and community conversations.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Commencement ceremony dates wer announced later than usual due to Merriweather Post Pavilion's schedule.
The Howard County Public School System has announced its commencement schedule - a little later than usual. "Many parents have asked why the graduation schedule announcement was delayed this year," spokesperson Rebecca Amani-Dove wrote in a statement. Merriweather Post Pavilion, where all commencement ceremonies will be taking place, has provided use of its facility for more than two decades, Amani-Dove wrote. As part of an agreement, Merriweather can schedule concerts into early June until April 15. "In prior years, the facility has often been able to provide the graduation schedule before that date, but could not do so this year," Amani-Dove wrote. Each ceremony will be broadcast on HCPSS TV and on the HCPSS TV website within hours of…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Police have arrested the 25-year-old in connection with robberies at Exxon, 7-11
A Columbia man who police say fired a gun in the direction of a clerk while robbing a convenience store has been arrested in connection with three armed robberies. Police say Peair M. Turner, 25, of the 5500 block of Waterloo Road, robbed a 7-Eleven and an Exxon in Ellicott City, and the Sonesta Hotel in Columbia. Each time, he allegedly displayed a handgun and he fired it at least once, according to police. Police say Turner entered the 7-Eleven on Montgomery Road on Christmas Eve and showed a handgun, demanding money. He then fired in the direction of the clerk who was not hit. The hold-up man stole $350, according to police. On March 25, police say Turner went into the Exxon gas station on the 4200 block of Montgomery Road and showed a…
Monday, April 8, 2013
Looking to enjoy the weather and a meal? Here are some of the best outdoor dining locations in Columbia.
Scroll through the photo gallery above to check out the patios of several restaurants in Columbia where you can enjoy a meal and the weather. Find out more about the featured restaurants: Eggspectation - 6010 University Blvd, Ellicott City - Located on the Columbia, Elicott City border, this restaurant boats a patio with outdoor speakers overlooking a stormwater drainage pond. Xitomate - 5850 Waterloo Road - This new Mexican restaurant opened in January. While the restaurant's patio isn't open yet, the manager said Monday they've ordered the patio furniture and expect it to open in mid-April. Victoria Gastro Pub - 8201 Snowden River Parkway - Victoria has a large patio that offers protection from the sun, as well as portable heaters if it …
A 25-year-old Columbia man was arrested on Saturday for allegedly setting fire to a building on Harpers Farm Road in Columbia.
Howard County Police charged a 25-year-old Columbia man with assault and malicious burning after he allegedly set fire to an apartment on Harpers Farm Road Friday night while police were investigating an assault. Police arrested Alejandro Adolfo Rodriguez, of the 5300 block of Harpers Farm Road, around 1:30 p.m. on Saturday after officers searching for him saw him walking on Eliots Oak Road in Columbia. He was arrested without incident, according to police. Police said when they arrived at the Harpers Farm Road residence Friday to investigate a reported assault, Rodriguez yelled obscenities at officers from a second-story window. Shortly after, a fire could be seen in the building, according to police. Rodriguez fled out of a rear window …