Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Scenes from the morning "snow storm."
Despite school and government closings, most roads in Columbia and Ellicott City remained snow-free as of around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday. Maybe an inch of snow was accumulating in grassy areas in the county, but for the most part, the blades of grass could still be seen peeking through the slight accumulation. Flip through the pictures above and upload your own snow, or lack of snow, photos to the gallery by clicking the "Upload Photos" box below the pictures.
Sunday, March 3, 2013
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Thursday, January 31, 2013
Heavy rainfall overnight on Wednesday soaked Howard County.
A rain storm that poured down on the county overnight on Wednesday caused flooding, road closures and downed trees. The storm swept through Maryland leaving approximately two inches of rainfall in an 18-hour period, according to National Weather Service (NWS) data. On Main Street in Historic Ellicott City, the Patapsco River rose so high it nearly reached the bridge that leads into Catonsville. Officials closed Main Street in the morning due to flooding and some businesses were dealing with the after-effects. Phoenix Emporium, Great Panes and Discoveries were just some of the Main Street businesses that said they experienced flooding due to the storm. “You get used to it,” said Len Berkowitz, owner of Great Panes, who was cleaning up …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The man reportedly exposed himself behind a group of girls at the Mall in Columbia.
Police have released additional photos of a man they said exposed himself behind a group of girls inside the Mall in Columbia. Police said the incident occurred during the afternoon on Jan. 13. Police described the suspect as a white male in his 50s, between 5-foot-9-inches and 6 feet tall, about 250 pounds, with dark hair, thick eyebrows, square glasses and protruding teeth. Inside the mall, he was wearing a black t-shirt with gold or tan corduroy pants, reported police. Related Article Columbia Mall Indecent Exposure Suspect Caught on Camera
Monday, November 19, 2012
The annual holiday event features an array of lights throughout Symphony Woods in Town Center.
Symphony of Lights opened its gates to the holiday season's first revelers on Nov. 17. The annual light display that has become a Howard County tradition will be open nightly for the rest of the year, until Jan. 6, 2013. This is the 19th year Howard County General Hospital is hosting the lights, which doubles as a fundraiser for the hospital. Symphony of Lights features 70 animated and stationary light displays that are viewable through nightly drives or on special events. People interested in seeing the holiday display can drive through the woods between 6 and 10 p.m. nightly. The cost is $20 per car for the 20 to 30 minute drive. In addition, the following special events have been scheduled: Did you got to Symphony of Lights this year…
Thursday, November 1, 2012
While residents and officials continue to clean up after a superstorm hit the East Coast, we take a look at the most dramatic images from the superstorm.
It's been a long couple of days for residents along the East Coast of the United States. First, they prepared for Hurricane Sandy's arrival, amid claims it was the "perfect storm"—filling sandbags, boarding up buildings and buying supplies over the weekend. On Monday, as Sandy approached the Northeast, the winds picked up and officials began evacuations and last-minute preparations, while businesses closed early to avoid the brunt of the superstorm. As residents on the East Coast hunkered down in their apartments and homes, Sandy's wrath battered beach towns, flooded city streets—including Manhattan and Hoboken—in unprecedented ways, and brought down gigantic trees on homes and roads, killing some and creating havoc for others. Although no…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Patch relays scenes from Saturday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest at Merriweather Post Pavilion.
An estimated 35,000 people came out to see the likes of Jack White, ZZ Top, Skrillex, Nas and M83 play at Saturday's Virgin Mobile FreeFest. Patch was there taking photos of the bands, the fashion and the concertgoers. Flip through the photos above to get a sense of the scene.
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Mountains on Mars.
NASA recently released the first high resolution photos from the Mars rover Curiosity. In the caption NASA reported: These are the first two full-resolution images of the Martian surface from the Navigation cameras on NASA's Curiosity rover, which are located on the rover's "head" or mast. The rim of Gale Crater can be seen in the distance beyond the pebbly ground. The topography of the rim is very mountainous due to erosion. The ground seen in the middle shows low-relief scarps and plains. The foreground shows two distinct zones of excavation likely carved out by blasts from the rover's descent stage thrusters. It's one small turn of the wheel for Curiosity, one giant leap for curious people in the United states.
Monday, August 6, 2012
NASA's Mars rover, Curiosity, landed on the surface of the Red Planet early Monday morning—here's one of its first pictures.
Are you wondering why this picture shot from NASA's recently landed Mars rover isn't exactly impressive? You'd think they'd put a high resolution camera on an expensive robot like this, right? Well, the reason is because it was taken with a fisheye lens from one of the rover's hazard-avoidance cameras, according to NASA. That's why you can see the rover's wheel in the shot, in the background is light from the sun saturating the image. The high res cameras built onto the rover won't start shooting pictures until later in the week, according to NASA. So stay tuned for the dramatic shots, but for now, we'll have to make due with the grainy black and white photos from the rover's 'back-up camera.' For more photos and information see NASA's …
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Submit pictures of the food you tried during Howard County's "Farm -2- Table" restaurant weeks.
Howard County's "farm -2- table" restaurant weeks officially kicked off on Wednesday with its fine stable of price-fixed menus from some of the area's best restaurants. We're asking our Patch readers to submit photos and brief descriptions of the food they try during restaurant weeks. Since Patch already has tried some of the food, we've uploaded a few shots of the local chefs' culinary creations. If you're not one to pull out your phone (or camera) while you're eating, that's fine too. Tell us in the comments if you had an enjoyable (or terrible) experience at a local restaurant during restaurant weeks. Howard County restaurant weeks run from July 18 to Aug. 6, 2012. For more information see Patch's guide of area restaurants who are …