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Howard County Unveils Two Innovative Nonverbal Communication Boards at Blandair Park Playground

Howard County Unveils Two Innovative Nonverbal Communication Boards at Blandair Park Playground

Today Howard County Executive Calvin Ball joined the Department of Recreation & Parks to unveil two innovative nonverbal communication boards at Blandair Regional Park’s new “Play for All” playground. The boards, which were partially funded by the Howard County Autism Society (HCAS), allow nonverbal children to easily communicate without the use of personal augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) devices. The park’s Play for All playground is set to open this Spring. 
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Governor Hogan and First Lady Join Howard County Executive for Vaccine Clinic Tour

Governor Hogan and First Lady Join Howard County Executive for Vaccine Clinic Tour

April 14, 2021 Media Contact: Mark Miller, Administrator, Office of Public Information, 410-313-2022  ELLICOTT CITY, MD – Governor Larry Hogan and First Lady Yumi Hogan joined Howard County Executive Calvin Ball today to tour a vaccine clinic at Bridgeway Church in Columbia. The clinic is a partnership between the state’s Vaccine Equity Task Force, Howard County Health Department and other County age...
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Innovative Biosolids Addition Completed at Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant

Innovative Biosolids Addition Completed at Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball dedicated the new Biosolids Addition No. 8 at the Little Patuxent Water Reclamation Plant. When the project broke ground in 2017, it was the largest capital project in Howard County. The innovative Biosolids Addition No. 8 allowed the County biosolids program to achieve a Class “A” permit. Class A biosolids are disinfected to a level that inactivates pathogens and are subject to fewer site-specific controls. Impacting the region, Howard County recycle...
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Howard County Executive Unveils New Restaurant, Dive Bar & Grille in Historic Savage Mill

Howard County Executive Unveils New Restaurant, Dive Bar & Grille in Historic Savage Mill

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball unveiled Dive Bar & Grille as the incoming restaurant at Historic Savage Mill. The new 9,000 square foot restaurant will be in the Carding Building, with 3 levels indoors, a riverside deck, and a patio on the courtyard terrace. The opening is planned for June 2021. Dive Bar & Grille has five other locations around the Pittsburgh area. 
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Howard County Makes Juneteenth Official County Holiday

Howard County Makes Juneteenth Official County Holiday

Today, Howard County Executive Calvin Ball designated June 19th, known as Juneteenth National Freedom Day, as an official Howard County holiday. Juneteenth celebrates the end of slavery in the United States, marking the day when the news of the Emancipation Proclamation finally reached slaves in Galveston Texas, more than two years after it was signed. Photos of the event can be found here. Video can be found here.  
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