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Friday, June 28, 2019

His Type

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Remember the time we didn't have a rapist in the White House?

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Prepare for Success

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     This is the 18th year that the Community Action Council has operated a "Prepare for Success" program to provide supplies to Howard County students in need of a backpack and school supplies.  The program is co-coordinated by volunteers Roy and Susan Appletree.  This is a program that I have blogged about for the past few years and I hope everyone will consider making a donation to this program as I have.  Go to this link to donate.


Friday, June 21, 2019

A "squirrelly" tale of life in Trump Country

When I first read this story I thought it would have made a good "Onion" story but it is really a true story.  Then I realized how we get a President like Trump when we have this happening in the region of the Country with this population.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Jane Dembner 1961-2019

    Obituary of Jane DEMBNER

  Today Columbia lost one of our leaders and a wonderful person.  Jane Dembner was the Director of Planning and Community Affairs for the Columbia Association.  An avid biker around our community and someone who was always open to discuss how our community could be improved. In spite of her health issues, she was always a smiling face at many events around town.  She will be missed.


Sunday, June 9, 2019

The plastic controversy moves to Howard County

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     On a recent visit to the Florida Keys, I noticed that all the straws were the old fashion paper straws instead of the plastic ones we now have.  Plastic may have been the wave of the future at one time but it is now seen as an environmental hazard.  Australia cut its plastic waste by 80% in just 3 months.  Many recycling centers are now losing money because China has stopped buying our plasticsLocally a bill has been passed in the Maryland General Assembly to give permission for the Howard County Council to impose a fee on the use of plastic bags.  Now it is the time to let your Council member know you support this fee being imposed.


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Patuxent Trail closed because of tree hazards

     I ran along the trail this morning and Parks and Rec has had to cut up a lot of trees along the trail
and it looks like they have marked a number of dead trees to be cut down.  Here is the notice they
posted on Facebook today.
     "Due to the extreme amount of overhead tree hazards along the Patuxent Branch Trail, the trail will be closed from Savage Park to Lake Elkhorn until further notice."

About says it all

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Saturday, June 1, 2019

Route 1 Master Plan public comment

       Anyone who has traveled along Route 1 from North Laurel to Elkridge knows how much the area has changed from when it was a 2 lane road with Mom and Pop stores and trailer parks.  Now, much of the residential development in Howard County is occurring along the roadway.  A Master Plan is being developed by the County and they are inviting the public to comment on the plan.

Activating transportation, infrastructure, land use and economic development implementation strategies to improve vibrancy and quality of life throughout the Route 1 corridor
May 31, 2019

Howard County invites you to participate in two upcoming meetings on the Route 1 Corridor Master Plan.

Elkridge Library Branch
Tuesday, June 25, 2019, 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Belmont/Hockley Rooms
6540 Washington Blvd., Elkridge, MD

North Laurel Community Center
Thursday, June 27, 2019, 6:30-8:30 pm
Chesapeake Multi-Purpose Rooms
9411 Whiskey Bottom Road, Laurel, MD

Interested community members are encouraged to attend either meeting as they will cover the same material. Each meeting will include a presentation by the Route 1 Master Plan consulting team, led by RKG & Associates. Multiple displays/stations will provide an update on the progress of the Plan and include the following:
  • Results from the 2018 open houses and 2019 virtual open house
  • Existing conditions
  • Development trends and real estate market demand
  • Land use and transportation assessments
  • Character area analysis
  • Preliminary implementation tools

You are also invited to stay after the presentation to speak to county planners and the consultant team at the displays around the room.

An interpreter for people who are deaf or hard of hearing will be available if requested seven working days prior to the meeting. Please call Jeff DelMonico at 410-313-2350 between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday.
For questions or more information about this meeting, contact Peter Conrad, at 410-313-4350 or email
We hope you stay involved throughout the planning process. For more information on the project, please visit:
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