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CLARKSVILLE COMMONS WINS GREEN AWARD

September/October 2017 When Holly and George Stone were planning a move to Clarksville more than 25 years ago, the first building they ever visited was The Gateway School off Route 108. Attending a home owners association meeting inside the cafeteria, Holly Stone recalls being amazed by the site’s potential. The... Read more →

LONG REACH TENNIS CLUB ON TRACK FOR SPRING DEBUT

September/October 2017 The $9 million Long Reach Tennis Club is scheduled to open in the spring. The club will feature six climate-controlled courts with viewing areas and hard court surfaces, locker rooms with showers and an on-site racket stringing service. “The project was designed that could serve all types of... Read more →

HOWARD COUNTY LIBRARY SYSTEM WINS HERMES CREATIVE AWARD

September/October 2017 The bookshelves in the Howard County Library System (HCLS) will need to make room between titles to display some impressive awards. Three of the library’s recent communications efforts received international recognition by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals at the 2017 Hermes Creative Awards. The contest, which... Read more →

ROBINSON NATURE CENTER CHARTS A TO Z TRAIL

June/July 2017 To honor the legacy of Anne Robinson and celebrate Columbia’s 50th anniversary, the Robinson Nature Center is unveiling a new outdoor exhibit. The A to Z Trail’ signage will feature each letter of the alphabet decorated with artwork submitted by community members. The installation is modeled on ‘story... Read more →

MAIN STREET CONTINUES ITS RETURN FROM THE FLOOD

March 2017/April 2017 After historic flood waters ravaged Ellicott City’s historic downtown Main Street on the evening of July 30, 2016 causing more than $20 million in damage and the loss of two lives, officials hosted a re-opening ceremony shortly after Thanksgiving. The ribbon cutting, with Senator Ben Cardin and... Read more →

PHOTO EDITOR’S NOTE

You can watch the news and read the articles about devastation, discuss the horror, empathize with the victims. In reality, I had no idea of the gravity of the situation until I walked into Horse Spirit Arts gallery with Robin Holliday less than two weeks after the Tiber had rushed... Read more →

IN MEMORIAM

By Martha Thomas The July 30 flood that coursed through Ellicott City’s Main Street was responsible for three lives lost. Jessica Watsula, who had dropped her 10-year-old daughter off at her brother’s so she could spend the evening with friends, was swept away as she and her companions clung to... Read more →

WALKING DOWN MAIN STREET

REBUILDING AN ELLICOTT CITY THAT IS BETTER THAN EVER By Amanda Loudin and Martha Thomas December 2016/January 2017 When a natural disaster as devastating as the July 30 flood hits, it’s hard not to look back and reflect on the events. But Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman is all about... Read more →

THE DAY TIME STOPPED

AFTER THE FLOOD, FIREFIGHTERS RESCUED THE ELLICOTT CITY CLOCK By Elizabeth Janney December 2016/January 2017 In the days after a flood swept through Main Street in Ellicott City, first responders were dispatched on a special mission. The city’s clock, which had been anchored outside the B&O Railroad Museum since 2000,... Read more →

AN UPDATE ON ELLICOTT CITY’S DEVASTATING FLOOD

November/December 2016 There was nothing unusual about the rain when it started. What was unusual is that it didn’t stop. For several hours on the evening of July 30, 2016, the skies over Ellicott City opened. By the time they closed, nearly six inches of rain had fallen, leaving the... Read more →

POWER OF THE PURSE 2016

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2016 “Her Mind” magazine’s fifth annual Power of the Purse event was its most successful to date, raising more than $36,000 to benefit Blossoms of Hope. A portion of the funds raised at the June event will be donated to support the Claudia Mayer/Tina Broccolino Cancer Resource Center at Howard County... Read more →

MUTINY TO DROP ANCHOR IN ELLICOTT CITY

JUNE/JULY 2016 Time to get your parrot and peg leg out of mothballs: Mutiny Pirate Bar & Island Grille is coming to downtown Ellicott City. The second branch of the popular swashbuckling pub is set to make its Howard County debut later this year or early next, says Steve Wecker,... Read more →

CRAFT BEER

MARCH/APRIL 2016 Whether you’re an IPA aficionado or a guru of Grolsch, you’ll be thrilled to know what’s on tap at this spring’s Maryland Craft Beer Festival. “It’s a local beer enthusiast’s mecca,” says Rebecca Dulka, event manager for the Brewers Association of Maryland, which hosts the annual fete. “In... Read more →

GET RIPPED AT TOP TIER COLUMBIA

  NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 Ask any serious fitness nut, and they’ll tell you: The only thing better than feeling the burn is not having to leave Howard County to do it. Thanks to Top Tier Columbia, they don’t have to. “We chose Columbia [for our newest gym] because it represents a... Read more →

POWER OF THE PURSE 2015

Pam Long Photography SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER 2015 The 2015 Power of the Purse fundraiser, held at Fretz Kitchen Showroom in June, was the most successful in its four-year history. The event, which features both gently used and new purses for sale, raised more than $18,000, with proceeds going to Blossoms of... Read more →

OJAS BRINGS HEALING TO COLUMBIA

SEPTEMBER /OCTOBER 2015 Kelly B. Wilkes, owner of Ojas Wellness Centers, believes that every woman has a reset button “and they need to give themselves permission to push it.” Ojas, which recently opened a new facility at Meadow Ridge Center in Elkridge, says Wilkes, is the place to do just... Read more →

Her Mind Magazine is Hiring!

CMO continues to grow and expand its team Please see available positions:    FULL-TIME Advertising Account Executive   Responsibilities Include: Generating revenue by retaining current business and developing weekly new business through customer referrals, prospecting, networking, etc. Demonstrate a strong knowledge of CMO’s portfolio of publication offerings and be able to... Read more →

June 2015 eNewsletter

Each month we send out an eNewsletter with a link to the digital version of our latest edition and featured events. Additionally, we also send out 3-4 eBlasts which contain articles you might find interesting—recipes, fun things to do on various holidays, what’s happening in Howard County, featured articles, and reminders for upcoming... Read more →

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

They grow up so fast. Magazines, that is. Still, it’s hard to believe that “Her Mind” will blow out five candles on its cake this year. And to think it all started with a visitor’s guide. “Our first publication was “Ellicott City and Beyond,” says Beth Ditman, co-president with Dorothy... Read more →

TERSIGUEL’S CELEBRATES 40

In more birthday news, Tersiguel’s French Country restaurant celebrates 40 years of serving up fine food to Howard county diners. The Tersiguel family opened Chez Fernand on Ellicott City’s Main Street in 1975. The current location opened in 1990. Odette and Fernand Tersiguel moved to the U.S. in 1963 working in... Read more →

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!

  “Her Mind” magazine turns five this year. We started with two issues of Woman to Woman, a magazine for Howard County women in 2010. Now, as “Her Mind,” we have become a voice for local women, with stories about business, health, the arts and the people around us. We... Read more →

SAFE HOME

AN INNOVATIVE PROGRAM KEEPS SENIORS SAFELY AT HOME You’re never too old to stop loving your home, but what if you reach an age where you can no longer live in it safely? Thanks to the Howard County Office on Aging’s popular Aging in Place Program, that day may be... Read more →

NICHOLE HICKEY TAKES A BOW

In her last season as executive director of the Columbia Festival of the Arts (CFA), Nichole Hickey is “Bringing It Home.” The Bringing It Home 2014 season runs June 13 through 28, opening with its traditional free weekend on the lakefront in Columbia Town Center June 13-15. In her time at... Read more →

PET LOVERS CHARITABLE FUND

PET LOVERS TAKE CARE OF THEIR OWN WITH NEW CHARITABLE FUND What happens to pets when money is tight and people can’t afford to care for their furry friends any longer? A Howard County resident, Ruth Dumont, recently established a special fund to help ends meet for pet owners. “Many people,... Read more →

HOWARD COUNTY’S OLDEST COMMUNITY

  UNCOVERING THE HISTORY OF HOWARD COUNTY’S OLDEST COMMUNITY Elkridge, the oldest settlement in Howard County, can be hard to pin down. It’s not the shiny, new Columbia, nor the quirky-but-sophisticated Ellicott City. Its community identity and traditions require a bit more digging to figure out. Author Elizabeth Janney, who... Read more →

WOMEN ’S GIVING CIRCLE

THE SECOND ANNUAL CITY GIVES PROGRAM, HONORING TWO WOMEN IN PHILANTHROPY Event Honors Best of Howard County Even some of the most accomplished and generous women in Howard County sometimes don’t realize the impact they have made on their community. The second annual City Gives program, honoring two women in... Read more →

WHOLESOME NEIGHBOR

It’s stocked with produce, baked goods, fine cheeses and meats, but the brand-new Whole Foods Market in Columbia aspires to be more than a grocery store. Instead, says store team leader Svetlana Piskounova, the upscale shop aims to be “a gathering place on Lake Kittamaqundi.” One that happens to occupy a... Read more →

MANNEQUINS TAKE THE STAGE

MANNEQUINS TAKE THE STAGE   ManneqArt is like “Project Runway” and “Face Off” and “Shear Genius,” all thrown into one. And on steroids. So says Rachel Verhaaren, the visual coordinator at ManneqArt. The project, an initiative of Laurel-based clothing designer Lee Andersen, is a worldwide competition to find and showcase... Read more →

ELECTRIC CARS GET A CHARGE OUT OF HOWARD COUNTY

  Is it as easy to charge your Prius as it is your iPhone? You must be in Howard County. Since debuting its first electric car charging station in Columbia in 2011, the county has only increased its commitment to green energy — and its number of charging stations, which... Read more →

EMPOWERED BY WIND

William Kamkwamba was 14 years old when his native country, Malawi, was stricken by drought and famine. Using old science textbooks, abandoned pipe, scrap metal, tractor parts and bicycle wheels, Kamkwamba built a working windmill to provide electricity to his small, rural village. Kamkwamba went on to tell his story... Read more →

HI TECH BREAKFAST

When the organizers announced the sign-up for the first Columbia Tech Breakfast last August, they expected about 60 responses. But after 150 signed up, says Laura Neuman, CEO of the Howard County Economic Development Authority, a partner in the Tech Breakfast, “We had to find a bigger meeting place.” The... Read more →

EDUCATION IN THE AISLES

Wendy Webster has been talking to Howard County public school officials. She’s visited the local school districts. She’s set up booths at 20 high school job fairs. Webster (pictured below), store manager of the recently opened Wegmans in Columbia, is looking for students who are interested in working at the... Read more →

CALL WAITING

By Barbara Pash Katrina Hein, county notification systems coordinator, couldn’t be more pleased. In the first two days after NotifyMeHoward kicked off, 2,370 people had signed up. The free service delivers a variety of emergency and nonemergency information directly to your inbox or mobile service from county agencies and departments.... Read more →


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