Memories

Jean and Barbara

Jean and Barbara

I’ve been blessed with lots of great mentors in my life. Barbara and Jean I call my “Columbia Moms” not just because they have mentored and nurtured me in the 25 years I have lived here, but they have also nurtured the entire community in their commitment to creating connections, helping others achieve their goals,…

The people are what makes Columbia great – by Norman Winkler

The people are what makes Columbia great – by Norman Winkler

In 2016 Columbia Maryland was chosen as the best place to live in the country. As a Columbia pioneer July 2, 1967 I already knew how special Columbia has been and will continue to be. It is truly unique and wonderful in the opportunities it provides to all who make it their “home”. I remember…

Memories of a Life in Longfellow – by Jan Olsen

Fifty years flew by in a flash.  Our young family of five moved into Longfellow during the later part of Columbia’s first year, May 1968. Longfellow was mostly mud with the carvings of streets to come.  Elliot’s Oak was just a short street that was not complete. Bulldozers were part of the scenery. A few…

My Columbia Childhood – by Timothy Duquette

My Columbia Childhood – by Timothy Duquette

This is the story on my childhood in Columbia, Maryland. Many years ago when I was a boy, I spent a lot of time playing with my mom and dad . We went everywhere in Columbia together – to the zoo and to the farm to see  the animals and to ride the horses – which…

A lot of memories can be made in 50 years! Please share your fondest memories of events, activities, friends, places, etc. you experienced in Columbia.

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