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A suburb of Baltimore, Columbia is a planned community consisting of ten self-contained villages. Creator and developer James W. Rouse saw the new community in terms of human values, not just in terms of economics and engineering. Opened in 1967, Columbia was designed to not only eliminate the inconveniences of then-current subdivision design, but also eliminate racial, religious, and income segregation.

Population: 97200
Local Newspapers: The Baltimore Sun
Local Sports Teams: Baltimore Orioles (MLB) Baltimore Ravens (NFL)
Local Colleges: Johns Hopkins University Coppin State University Towson University

Zip Codes associated with columbia, maryland: 21044 21045 21046
Towns/Cities near columbia, maryland : Ellicott City Linwood Elkridge Hopewell Simpsonville Clarksville

Columbia News
This week in Columbia's history: Airplane crashes into Owen Brown house

On a dreary May morning in 1982, residents of Owen Brown village in Columbia heard an enormous sound. Martin Malarkey III ran outside to see what he thought was an explosion in his neighbor's living room.

Keeping Bike Howard in motion [Editorial]

The program, which will be evaluated over six years, is one facet of the county's year-old Bike Howard master plan. The master plan envisions a 160-mile network of trails and dedicated bike lines along roadways and walking paths, as well as improvements to existing trails, and will require at least $10 million to expand the bikeways.

'Brewery yoga' event in Columbia benefits healing arts program for veterans

Daniel Hill, a veteran and a yoga instructor at Main Street Yoga in Ellicott City, discovered that yoga and mindfulness is helpful to him and is involved in a fundraiser to help which offers yoga and meditation to vets for free. Daniel Hill, a veteran and a yoga instructor at Main Street Yoga in Ellicott City, discovered that yoga and mindfulness is helpful to him and is involved in a fundraiser to help which offers yoga and meditation to vets for free.

Role of investment advisers shifts to more frequent interaction with clients

Instead of a boring annual visit, imagine a quick call from your adviser in which he makes a couple of simple suggestions to keep your portfolio on track. That's the future, according to Michael Kitces, research director for Pinnacle Advisory Group in Columbia, Md.

Willowbrook Studio hosts annual sale for worthy cause

When Willowbrook Studio presents its annual Art Show and Sale on May 19 and 20 at Oliver's Carriage House in Columbia, it's more than just a chance for a group of Howard County artists to display their work. That's because 10 percent of the sales proceeds will go to Grassroots Route 1 Day Resource Center, which assists homeless individuals in Howard County.

Columbia offers peek at new BikeShare program on Bike to Work Day

In commemoration of Howard County's 10th annual Bike to Work Day on Friday, bicyclists were given a sneak preview of the Columbia BikeShare pilot program that is scheduled to launch in early July. Connected by a three-mile loop, the BikeShare system will have 70 bikes across seven stations in Columbia, featuring standard eight-gear and electric-assist models.

This week in Columbia's history: Merriweather stage saves dance celebration

Dancers in the "Celebration of the Arts" benefit included, from left, Lisa Spear, Paula Storch, Michele Kelemen and Anne Von Meyer, all students from the Interfaith Housing Ballet group. Dancers in the "Celebration of the Arts" benefit included, from left, Lisa Spear, Paula Storch, Michele Kelemen and Anne Von Meyer, all students from the Interfaith Housing Ballet group.

The Chrysalis by Marc Fornes / Theverymany

Rather than waiting for official events, the design maximizes the potential of the project brief by providing an experience around the clock. "We want to provide not just a destination, but an experience for the morning jogger, the Sunday walker, the afternoon stroller, as well as anyone who is actually there for a show," Architect DPLG Marc Fornes says of the project.

Md. marketing communications firm moves from Annapolis to Columbia

A marketing communications business recently relocated to Columbia from Annapolis. The Allegra franchise owned by Natalie and Whiftield Whylie is now located at 8950 Old Annapolis Road, Suite 121.

Carol Ann Smith

Maryland Assistant Attorney General Carol Ann Smith is proud to have worked with the past three attorney generals, and counseled the last 10 secretaries of the Department of Human Resources, which is charged with meeting the needs of at-risk children and adults, and strengthening families. "I am specifically proud of my work to develop the agreement between Maryland and the District of Columbia to monitor the safety of D.C. foster children placed in Maryland," she said.

The Howard Hughes Corporation Announces Investor Day Presentation Call-in Details

Participants can access the webcast at 9:45am Eastern Time by dialing 1-877-883-0383 within the U.S., 1-877-885-0477 within Canada, or 1-412-902-6506 when dialing internationally, using the passcode 6927780. Participants should dial in 10-15 minutes early to join the conference.

Pro Cantare concert highlights anniversaries

Columbia Pro Cantare's concert on Sunday, May 14, at 8 p.m., falls on Mother's Day , but that special occasion is actually coincidental for a concert program called "Anniversary Celebrations!" "It's the 50th birthday for Columbia, our 40th anniversary and the 20th anniversary of the Jim Rouse Theatre," said Columbia Pro Cantare's founding director, Frances Motyca Dawson, about three major anniversaries happening in 2017. Dawson added that she is especially pleased that the on-stage mistress of ceremonies introducing the compositions on this festive program will be Liz Bobo, a former Howard County executive and former member of the Maryland House of Delegates.

Howard Community College's focus on students will carry on [Commentary]

Jim Rouse would be very proud to see the changes that have occurred at Howard Community College since we opened our doors to students in 1970. While our 50th anniversary is still a few years away, we are proud to join Columbia's 50th anniversary celebration this year because the idea of having a college for the community was part of the initial plan for Columbia.

Creating a 'vibrant community' for Long Reach Village Center [Commentary]

Last week, I joined Long Reach Village residents to unveil plans for their village center, one of Columbia's oldest centers. Two years ago, we embarked on an intensive, community-driven process to help shape its future.

Early considerations underway for tax increment deal in Laurel

More than 15 years after the county charted ideas to revitalize Route 1, the 11-mile strip in Howard County continues to fall into lingering decay. County officials say there is no quick fix for the Route 1 dilemma.

Restaurant, speakeasy opening in Columbia's Merriweather District

The first restaurant as part of the Merriweather District in Columbia will be opened by Wecker Hospitality Group this winter.

Steel Panther's new record brings '80s hair metal back to life

Lexxi Foxxx, Michael Starr and Satchel of Steel Panther perform at Rock on the Range on Sunday, May 19, 2013 in Columbus, Ohio. Michael Starr of the glam metal band Steel Panther performs at the M3 Rock Festival at Merriweather Post Pavilion on Saturday, May 4, 2013, in Columbia, Md.

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