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Vanita Leatherwood from Hopeworks visits.

Hopeworks is Howard Counties Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Center. Since 1978, the Domestic Violence Center of Howard County has been providing critical services to families affected by domestic violence and raising awareness in the community. In 2010, we added to our…


Added by Darren Easton on April 28, 2016 at 10:25am — No Comments

Kim Eggborn Visits

Kim Eggborn is currently the Coordinator of Elementary Social Studies for the Howard County Public School System.  She began her career as a 5th grade elementary school teacher and has since grown to become involved both nationally and internationally with teachers regarding…


Added by Darren Easton on April 14, 2016 at 10:10am — No Comments

This Week: Learn about Sandy Hook Promise

Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) is a national, nonprofit organization based in Newtown, Connecticut. The organization is led by several family members whose loved ones were killed in the tragic mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 that claimed the lives of 20 first-graders and 6…


Added by Darren Easton on March 31, 2016 at 10:20am — No Comments


“Connecting People to Nature”

The Howard County Conservancy is a local, non-profit environmental education center and land trust. The Conservancy was founded by a group of local citizens in 1990.  Our mission is to educate children and adults about the natural world, preserve the land and its legacy and model responsible stewardship of the…


Added by Darren Easton on March 24, 2016 at 11:01am — No Comments

Phyllis Madachy from HoCo's Office of Citizen Services

As the County’s human service agency, the Department of Citizen Services touches the lives of children and youth, their parents, people with a disability, consumers who have complaints about a business, individuals in crisis, and older adults – not to mention the child care and assisted living providers who receive…


Added by Darren Easton on March 17, 2016 at 11:58am — No Comments

Christine O’Connor, Chair of the Howard Co. Board of Ed

Christine O’Connor is a certified teacher and has been a substitute in the Howard County Public School System for the past nine years.  She has served on the PTA Executive Board for Elkridge Elementary School, Elkridge Landing Middle School, and Howard High…


Added by Darren Easton on February 25, 2016 at 9:09am — No Comments

Senator Gail Bates Stops by...

Join us as state Senator Gail Bates visits and gives an insight on the upcoming legislative session.

Gail H. Bates is a Republican member of the Maryland State Senate, representing District 9. She was first elected to the chamber in 2014.

She is a lifelong Maryland resident, a small business owner, a…


Added by Darren Easton on January 7, 2016 at 9:26am — No Comments

Blessings in a Backpack visits

This week we are pleased to welcome Cindy Scruggs and Carol Grady and hear all about this great Howard County program.

Blessings in a Backpack (BIAB) provides food for students on the free and reduced lunch program who might not have enough to eat on weekends. There are currently five Howard County elementary…


Added by Darren Easton on November 19, 2015 at 10:24am — No Comments

Matt Fink discusses Mechanic Apprenticeships

Mechanic Apprenticeships is a program sponsored by the Washington Area Auto Dealers that assists High School seniors that are looking for a trade in mechanics and do no want to pursue degrees.

Young people without college degrees struggle to find jobs and many companies find it difficult to locate…


Added by Darren Easton on October 29, 2015 at 11:13am — No Comments

Kellie Lego's awesome Interact kids stop by!

Through Rotary, Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. Through Interact, you can:

• Carry out hands-on service projects

• Make international connections



Added by Darren Easton on October 22, 2015 at 12:04pm — No Comments

THIS WEEK'S PROGRAM: Rich Akwo tells us about Generosity: Global

Rich is the Founder / Executive Director of Generosity: Global (formerly A Friend To Homeless) –…


Added by Darren Easton on October 8, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

Ron Carlson talks about our new signature project.

Summer Enrichment Program

Supporting Head start and Summer Enrichment Programs is Investing in Quality Early Childhood Education in Howard County. CAC’s Head Start programming is aligned with National Education Goal #1 which provides for Children Entering School Ready to…


Added by Darren Easton on October 1, 2015 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Brad Tanner visits to tell us all about Hands-Only CPR classes

Howard County Fire and Rescue, Hands-Only CPR 

Brad Tanner visits to tell us all about this CPR program. This course is a one-hour, quick, upbeat, and informal class designed for community awareness of SCA, and will teach participants how to start CPR right away and continue…


Added by Darren Easton on September 24, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments

District Governor, Ken Solow to visit!

Ken Solow

DG 2015-2016, District 7620

Ken joined the Columbia-Patuxent Rotary Club in September of 1996.  He served as Club President in 2001-2002 and won the…


Added by Darren Easton on September 17, 2015 at 10:16am — No Comments

MakingChange, Mike Couch visits.

A nonprofit organization, MakingChange has been helping people create their own financial success stories through educational programs that are user friendly and meaningful. They work with the best financial and educational institutions to assemble content around a wide array of money topics…


Added by Darren Easton on August 27, 2015 at 9:25am — No Comments

Pam Grady, Voices for Children presents.

The mission of Voices for Children is to ensure that the best interest of abused and neglected children are represented in the Howard County Circuit Court. All children referred to Voices for Children will be matched with a volunteer whose efforts are directed at expediting the placement of children into safe and…


Added by Darren Easton on August 20, 2015 at 9:09am — No Comments

THIS WEEK: A visit from Howard County Tourism & Promotion

Howard County Tourism & Promotion is a not-for-profit partnership based organization (501c6) dedicated to promoting all that is wonderful and unique about visiting, meeting, living and investing in Howard County, Maryland. Howard County Tourism & Promotion is recognized by Howard County Government and…


Added by Darren Easton on August 13, 2015 at 10:47am — No Comments

Dr. Joel Goodman (HAL) to present

Join us this Friday morning as Dr. Joel Goodman with the Howard Astronomical League (HAL) will tell us all about the new observatory at Alpha Ridge.

Howard Astronomical League is an amateur astronomy club located in Howard County, Maryland. They hold monthly meetings on the lower (mezzanine)…


Added by Darren Easton on July 23, 2015 at 10:30am — No Comments

FIRN Board President, Jill Bussey stops by…

FIRN is a nonprofit organization in Howard County, Maryland that empowers immigrants, refugees, asylees and other foreign-born individuals by helping them to access community resources and opportunities. FIRN provides immigration counseling and citizenship classes, interpreting &…


Added by Darren Easton on June 25, 2015 at 9:53am — No Comments

Police Chief Gary Gardner speaks

Chief Gary L. Gardner is a 30-year veteran of the Howard County Police Department. Prior to his appointment as Chief of Police, he held  the position of Deputy Chief for Operations, overseeing the patrol districts, the operational preparedness division and the youth services…


Added by Darren Easton on June 4, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

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