Holiday cheer abounds in Howard County

Tis the season for tree lightings and shopping sprees! Mark your calendar, round up a few friends, and experience the magic of the holidays at these festive outings in Howard County: Yuletide Festival Weekends— Savage Mill and Historic Savage Fill your weekends with Yuletide Festival fun starting November 27th and running through December 19th. Don’t […]

1 River, 3 Brothers, 250 Years!

History is alive this year in Ellicott City, Maryland as it celebrates its Sestercentennial anniversary! It was 250 years ago that the Ellicotts, a Quaker family from Bucks County, Pennsylvania, came to the Patapsco River Valley to harness the river’s power and establish a center for industry and commerce.

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Book review: Dune

DuneBy Frank HerbertAce; Media tie-in edition, 2021 (Original, 1965) Frank Herbert’s 1965 science fiction and fantasy novel Dune is the story of Paul Atreides, heir to a dukedom on the planet called Arrakis. But young Paul soon learns that not everything is as straightforward as it seems to be — or as he might think […]

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Book review: The Inn Boonsboro Collection

THE INN BOONSBORO COLLECTION: THE NEXT ALWAYSTHE LAST BOYFRIENDTHE PERFECT HOPEBy Nora RobertsPutnam Trade (2011-2012) It’s been a long decade since bestselling novelist Nora Roberts penned her intriguing Inn Boonsboro Trilogy. The trilogy is a clever series of character-driven plots that continue through all three books: The Next Always, The Last Boyfriend, and The Perfect Hope. Roberts […]

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Summertime downers: Prevention and treatment of sunburn, bug bites and poison ivy

Summertime: A time for contentment, relaxation and adventure. Camping, hiking, picnicking, sunbathing, whatever your outdoor passion, enjoy it to the fullest! However, while you’re frolicking in the sunshine, be mindful of a few annoying problems that can put a crimp in your summertime cheer, namely, sunburn, insect bites, and poison ivy. Of course you’re ahead […]