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Howard County is the picture for this artist (via Columbia Flier)

Howard County is the picture for this artist (via Columbia Flier)

Mike Giuliano Howard County’s rural landscapes and the Columbia cityscape have long served as subject matter for local artist Mary Jo Tydlacka, whose exhibit at the Bernice Kish Gallery at Slayton House is tied into the ongoing celebration of Columbia’s 50th birthday. Tydlacka, who has lived in Columbia since 1970, has frequently exhibited at Slayton…

Pro Cantare concert highlights anniversaries (via Columbia Flier)

Pro Cantare concert highlights anniversaries (via Columbia Flier)

By Mike Giuliano 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…

Howard high schools commemorate Columbia founder’s artistic appreciation (via Howard County Times)

Howard high schools commemorate Columbia founder’s artistic appreciation (via Howard County Times)

When James Rouse founded Columbia in June 1967, arts and education were inclusive components for the healthy, growing community, according to Pam Land, Howard County public school’s lead theater arts teacher. To remember a man who supported the dreams of future artists, Land said more than 700 students representing Howard County’s 12 high schools will…

Columbia turns 50 (via Howard County Times)

Columbia turns 50 (via Howard County Times)

Columbia celebrates its 50th year this year. The milestone milestone comes at a pivotal time for the planned community, which is old enough that some of its earliest neighborhoods are fraying and need uplift, and young enough that it is only now undertaking the task of creating a true downtown. Follow along as we take…

Columbia named #1 Best Place to Live in US by Money Magazine

Columbia named #1 Best Place to Live in US by Money Magazine

You know the phrase “50 is the new 30?” Apparently, that applies to cities and towns, too. Columbia, Md., turns 50 next year, and it’s never looked better. One of the most successful planned communities in the country, Columbia is a magnet in the Baltimore–Washington corridor, attracting families in search of good schools and businesses…